Panama City Beach Boy Scouts Celebrate Flag Day

PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. - A Panama City Beach group proudly displayed a whole lot of red, white and blue Saturday.

Even though National Flag Day is celebrated on June 14th, the Fleet Reserve Association and Boy Scout Troop 317 partnered together for a special ceremony honoring our nation's flag. The groups also used the celebration to retire unserviceable flags. The retirement process is recognized by burning the flags that are no longer of service.

"It's usually done when the flag gets too tattered or it's just not fit to be flown anymore. It's supposed to be a respectful ceremony versus just tossing it in the trash or discarding it in a different way," said Finn Webber with the Boy Scout Troop 317.

The retired flags were brought in by locals and businesses in the area.

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