Keeping with the U.S. Flag Code, local Scouts will retire hundreds of American flags Saturday as part of this year's America's Freedom Festival.

The event, held at Macey's Food and Drug Store in Provo, is an opportunity for the public to celebrate Flag Day and to see flags that are no longer fit for display be retired.

Festivities will include representatives from the American Red Cross, the Provo Fire Department and military vehicles. Additionally, attendees can listen to patriotic music by the Freedom Band.

"This is a great family event that teaches patriotism and love for the flag," event chairman James Brown said in a statement. He said the event has become so well-attended in recent years that those interested in coming should plan to arrive early. He also suggested on bringing a chair.

Pre-ceremony activities will begin at 7 p.m. while the actual flag retirement ceremony will begin at 8 p.m. Hosting this year's flag retirement is Boy Scout Troop 999, although all Girl Scouts, Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Varsity Scouts and Venture Scouts in full uniform are invited to participate. Interested Scouts should arrive at least an hour early.

Any with flags that need to be retired can drop them off at Macey's or the Freedom Festival office at 4626 N. 300 West, Provo, before Saturday.