Local Boy Scout Troop Properly Disposes of Old American Flags through Ceremony


Saturday morning, a special ceremony was held to honor our troops, nation, and especially our flag.

The Boy Scouts of America Troop 323 held their flag disposal ceremony at the Steelfield gun range.
The troop took all collected flags to be retired properly. The tradition includes cutting the flag into four pieces, burning them to ash, then placing them at a monument. Michael Blanchard, a member of the scouts told News 13 the importance of properly retiring flags.

“It is very important to retire flags properly because our flags mean so much to our nation, and it means so much to our veterans and people of our nation and if you don’t retire them respectfully, you’re disrespecting the flag and sometime that will hurt a lot of people. But by doing it respectfully, it shows great honor for our flag and our country,” said Blanchard. 

If you have a flag you would like to retire, you can e-mail the troop at troop323pcb@gmail.com

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