Scouts Hold Flag Retirement Ceremony (With Gallery)

February 25, 2019

Scouts held a retirement ceremony for American flags Saturday at the Walnut Hill Community Center, during the annual Ruritan Farm Auction.

The tattered and worn flags were first cut into pieces of cloth by the scouts. The blue star field was left intact to symbolize an unbroken union. The flags were then burned.

The flag retirement ceremony is a way American flags can be retired when they’re too worn to fly, according to the U.S. Flag Code, a set of guidelines on treating the nation’s flag respectfully.

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4 Responses to “Scouts Hold Flag Retirement Ceremony (With Gallery)”

  1. Rex S on February 25th, 2019 9:36 pm

    What a fine country we live in. Brought up to believe the flag is the end all be all symbol of our great country! My country tis’ of thee. Who amongst us has not recited those very words with a fervent belief in an ordained right to proclaim a complete victory of the savages that were here before us and claim this land as ours!! God Bless America!!!

  2. fred on February 25th, 2019 9:34 am

    This tradition goes back a long way. We did this when I was a Boy Scout, too. Very solemn, and helped teach us respect for our country and its flag.

  3. Richard on February 25th, 2019 7:45 am

    Very heart-warming to see our Scouts honoring our flags. Is there any info on
    same type ceremony southern Escambia Co.? GOD BLESS AMERICA

  4. Bob C. on February 25th, 2019 6:59 am

    Respect, Honor, Tradition, Country all part of the Flag Ceremony.
    Thank you to this Scout Troop for this Awesome Tribute to OUR Flag of the United States of America.

    God Bless the USA and may He keep his hand upon these Fine Young Men and those who care for them.

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