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Scouts retire 190 American flags

12/04/2008

 At an American Flag Retirement Ceremony held at the Couples Club Field last month, Scouts from Mad River Troop 100 retired 190 ripped, torn, soiled and faded American flags they had collected.

The formal ceremony involves separating the individual stripes and the canton of stars from a designated flag, placing them one at a time into a roaring fire.

The ceremony was one recently written by Scoutmaster Rick Lee. It is a celebration of American history and spirit that the flag represents. The ceremony concludes by placing individual groups of stripes and stars, separated from the remaining flags prior to the ceremony, into the fire. For more information about the local Scouting program contact Rick Lee at 496-3659.

 

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