Friday, June 22, 2018

Special ceremony at Windham Veterans Center to retire torn and tattered flags

There are several ways to respectfully dispose of the American flag without showing disgrace. The most common method is burning the torn or tattered flag in a special ceremony. This occurred at dusk on Flag Day, Thursday June 14th when the Field-Allen Post 148 and Scout Troop 805 joined together at the Windham Veterans Center in a Special Flag Retirement Ceremony. (L-R), Post 148 2nd Vice Commander, Jeff Cook; Post Sgt. at Arms, Larry DeHof; 1st Vice Commander, Rebecca Cummings; and in the background members of Scout Troop 805 holding flags to be retired by burning. These flags were collected from the graves of Windham veterans this last Memorial Day as well as those left at the Scout collection sites around Windham.

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