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Veterans retire worn American flags
KALAMAZOO, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - Old Glory is put to rest in a blaze of glory.
When an American flag becomes worn, torn or faded, etiquette calls for it to be destroyed in a quiet, dignified manner.
The Kalamazoo Sunrise Rotary Club held a ceremony to retire worn American flags at Rose Park Saturday. The Veterans of Foreign Wars Red Arrow Post collected worn flags and delivered them to the ceremony.
Boy Scout and Girl Scout troops from across Kalamazoo County assisted, ensuring that all traces of flag remnants were destroyed. The ashes were then buried.