Scouts retire flag

October 7, 2018

Shanksville Boy Scout Troop 5151 held a flag retirement ceremony at the brick memorial display behind the Quality Inn in Somerset on Saturday. The scouts were joined by National Park Service ranger John Burnstiel, state Rep. Carl Walker Metzgar and the VFW color guard. District committee member Chris Kimmel said that the ceremony was started as a cooperation between the scouts and the National Park Service to properly honor and retire the many flags that are left at the Flight 93 National Memorial and deteriorated over the years since Sept. 11, 2001.

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