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DAR hosts flag retirement ceremony

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The Scouts led by Lt. Col. JL Sedlak, conducted a flag retirement ceremony for the Captain Jacob VanMeter Chapter of the DAR.

The ceremony is held to honor and retire the flag which has served its useful life as a symbol of freedom and our country. The Scouts did not “burn” the flag but retired it with honor.

According to Title 26, Section 176 of the United States Code “No disrespect should be shown to the flag of the United States of America”, also paragraph K of the same title and section states,” The flag, when it is in such condition that it is no longer a fitting emblem for display, should be destroyed in a dignified way, preferably by burning.”

Following the ceremony, the red and white stripes and the field of stars were retired with their own individual representations explained. Then the ceremony was concluded.