It's a grand old Flag Day

Bryce Wooten and flags of the United States

The AMVETS Community Honor Guard conducted the ceremony and replaced the old tattered flag with a new American flag.

Rock Hill's Flag Day disposal ceremonies are free and open to the public.

"I enjoy seeing people that care enough for the symbol of this nation to take care of the flag appropriately". "The why was she wanted something special to send to her son who was now serving to let him know that we were watching over him", Wells said. It's our flag. Enough said.

She adds, "I want to see that pride all the time now without a tragedy to bring it up".

To create the stars, Stars for Our Troops collects and washes the blue canton from donated flags, then cuts out each individual star. "You're doing it for the people who represented it", Heckler said.

Paul Thompson said the American flag represents the nation, and that encompasses a great deal. The responsibility is led by the American Legion, Post 54, Kapaa with help from the Boy Scouts, and now, the Girl Scouts.

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When I was a little boy, seeing the flag displayed in a similar manner in my hometown meant one thing - summer was nearly here, and school would be out soon.

It's National Flag Day, and Bismarck is celebrating by retiring the flag at Optimist Park and putting up flags around the area. One of the rituals on this day is disposing of old or worn American flags. "If we don't respect the flag, and treat it in a dignifying manner, the country is not going to be respected around the world". Patrick Tuttle with Joplin American Legion Post 13 tells News Talk KZRG what would happen to the flags' remains.

Fly your flag today, but don't do it just because it is Flag Day and you are afraid your neighbors will think you're not patriotic, do it because you are proud to be an American.

"We have members that will have a much shorter ceremony every month or so", Manley said.

The partnerships with local organizations is also important for the Scouts, Lee said, as the number of participants in civic and fraternal groups has dwindled in recent years.



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