Farmingville, NY – -NY - On June18, Supervisor Ed Romaine (center) participated in the annual United Veterans Organization’s (UVO) Flag Retirement Ceremony at Fireman’s Park in Patchogue. The event is sponsored by American Legion Patchogue Post 269; Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Patchogue Post 269; American Veterans (AMVETS) Patchogue Post 111 and the Village of Patchogue. Also in attendance were members of Boy Scout Troop 540 from Patchogue. According to the official US Flag and Disposal Ceremony guidelines, "The flag, when it is in such condition that it is no longer a fitting emblem for display, should be destroyed in a dignified way, preferably by burning." A Patchogue Fire Department truck and volunteer firefighters were on duty to assist in keeping the event safe and the fire under control. Pictured with the Supervisor is Patchogue Village Deputy Mayor, Jack Krieger (second from left).