Boy Scout Troop 68 from Hall held an American Flag retirement ceremony on September 11th to commemorate Patriot Day. The ceremony was held at the Hall Fire Company and was open to the public. Flags were collected by the Boy Scouts over the last few months, from our local community.  Over 140 flags were collected and retired in this ceremony. Scouts from Troop 44 in Penn Yan and Gorham Cub Scout Pack 63 participated in this ceremony. Troop 68 has decided to make this an annual event. 

Flags for burning

Retired flags, ready for disposal by burning

Preparing for ceremony

Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts prepare for the ceremony. The US Flag Code lays out the procedure for proper disposal of worn out flags.

Beginning ceremony

Beginning the ceremony.

Almost ready to burn

After saying some words about the meaning of the flag, the field of stars is cut away and the flags are placed on the fire.

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