Scouts perform flag retirement ceremony

August 3, 2018
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Courtesy of Dave Cobb Boy Scouts in Troop 36 of Hurricane conduct a flag retirement ceremony at St. Timothy's-in-the-Valley Episcopal Church on Saturday, July 28, 2018.

HURRICANE - Troop 36 from Hurricane, sponsored by St. Timothy’s-in-the-Valley Episcopal Church, conducted a flag retirement ceremony at the church on Saturday, July 28.

The ceremony is a service of the troop to help people to properly dispose of American flags that have become too worn or tattered to display.

The flag retirement ceremony involves the cutting apart of each individual stripe and blue field while an explanation of what each represents is read. The flag parts are then consumed by a substantial fire, according to Troop Committee Chairman Dave Cobb.

More than 50 flags were solemnly retired and the ashes were buried in the Church’s memorial garden.

- Putnam Herald

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