Officials from the Conch Republic again will burn the hurricane flag on Nov. 30 at Truman Waterfront to celebrate the end of hurricane season. Keys Weekly file photo

The Conch Republic will celebrate another end to hurricane season by burning the black-and-red hurricane flag at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 30. 

The event takes place at Truman Waterfront Park in front of the historic Coast Guard ship Ingham.

As the Conch Republic’s First Sea Lord, Admiral Finbar Gittleman fondly says, “We celebrate our ‘Conch Thanksgiving.’”

Join Conch Republic dignitaries and military forces, elected officials and civic leaders to say farewell to the 2022 hurricane season. Make a toast to the sunset and listen to live music on the deck of the Ingham at Truman Waterfront.

Learn about (and sign up) to join) a branch of the Conch Republic Military Forces (including the Air Force, Army, CIA, Marine Army and Navy.) 

Glad Tidings Bishop Jonathan Carey will give the benediction and provide an update on their ‘Bahamas Reset’ Outreach Program, including upcoming 2023 Flagship Wolf Bahamian Humanitarian Sails to Nassau, bringing relief supplies for distribution.

Live music with Raven Cooper and Uncle Bob begins at 4 p.m., and the ceremony starts at 4:30 p.m. The event will include the blowing of a conch shell and presentation of the colors by the Key West Cadet Squadron U.S. Civil Air Patrol

The Conch Republic suffered only minor damage when Hurricane Ian passed and the island nation sends its prayers to the many who were not as fortunate.