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Dignified U.S. Flag Retirement Set for Sept. 5 at Memorial Park


August 15, 2019

Jane Fagans

Boy Scout Alex Smith and Scout Leader Eric Dilling prepare to respectfully lay an unusable flag on the fire at a previous flag retirement ceremony.

The Auxiliary of the D. Merle Tipton VFW Post 43 and Boy Scouts Troops 57 and 358 will again conduct a Flag Retirement Ceremony at 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 5, at Morrisons Cove Memorial Park in the area directly behind the cattle barns. The ceremony should last no longer than 45 minutes.

The Flag Code states that a national flag that is worn beyond repair is to be burned in a fire. The ceremony should be conducted with dignity and respect and the flag burned completely to ashes.

The ceremony is open to the public and everyone is invited to attend. Since there is no seating available, attend...

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