Community Welcome at Flag Retirement Ceremony held at DeJohn Funeral Home on June 15

DeJohn Funeral Homes & Crematory is hosting its annual Flag Retirement & Remembrance Ceremony on Saturday, June 15th at 2:00 p.m. at the DeJohn Funeral Homes & Celebrations Center, 12811 Chillicothe Road in Chesterland. Everyone in the community is welcome to attend and stay for a picnic following the ceremony.

As always, DeJohn Funeral Homes is honored to remember those who have give their all to serve our country in the Armed Forces, Police, Fire or EMS services, please be sure to include their name with the flag or come early so they can be added with the men and women being remembered. Flags are currently being collected at all of the DeJohn Funeral Homes in Willoughby Hills, Chesterland, Chardon and South Euclid.”Flag Day gives us another opportunity to honor and recognize current and retired military men and women for their service to protect our country and our freedoms. The American Creed states ‘we retire American Flags with dignity and respect, when they become worn, faded or badly soiled,” said Ross DeJohn Jr., Chief Executive Officer and US Army Veteran. “Additionally, we want to thank Stars for Troops who will assist in repurposing embroidered stars to send to military men and women currently serving overseas as well as local veterans and first responders,” he added.

The ceremony will also include the Color Guard as presented by Chardon VFW #6519 and Gun Salute as presented by Willoughby Hills VFW #4358 and Taps as presented by Burton-Middlefield American Legion VFW #459 & Auxillary, as well as participation from Munson Boy Scout Troop #91 and local Girl Scout Troops.

Guests are welcome to stay after the Retirement & Remembrance Ceremony for a hot dog picnic with our local VFW veterans and the Boy Scout/ Girl Scout Troops.

Collected flags will be cremated in the on-site crematory of the DeJohn-Flynn-Mylott Funeral Home in Willoughby Hills.

Free for all to attend. RSVP required online at or call 440-516-5555

About DeJohn Funeral Homes & Crematory

For 150 years, DeJohn-Flynn-Mylott Funeral Home and Crematory has been supporting Northeast Ohio families as an open, caring and dedicated partner as they experience dealing with death and celebrating a life that is most significant to them. Whether making plans for a current loss or preplanning for the future, we are here to guide our clients through the options and details to honor each individual. For more information, visit or call 440-516-5555.