Boy scouts of troop 109

Boy Scouts (left to right) Charlie Stumb, Alex Boubolis and Kenan Snider retire American flags on Veterans Day.

On Saturday, Nov. 10, Boy Scouts from Troop 109 participated in a flag retirement ceremony at the Mast Store in Valle Crucis. On this Veterans Day weekend, scouts paid tribute to their country by retiring a number of tattered and worn American and North Carolina flags. According to the BSA Handbook, “A national flag that is worn beyond repair may be burned in a fire. The ceremony should be conducted with dignity and respect and the flag burned completely to ashes.”

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