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by Dave Warner

The annual flag retirement ceremony was held at the American Legion Post 31 parking lot on Wednesday night. Post Commander Tony George opened up comments by thanking the scouts for all their hard work.

“I’d like to thank the leaders who took charge when we did the cemeteries, which were late because we had a problem getting the flags in. I appreciate everything that you guys did for us. The cemeteries look good and we’ve gotten a lot of compliments,” he said.

When Coronavirus restrictions are lifted, the post plans on having a celebration so that they can honor the scouts for their hard work with juice, coffee, and donuts.

He stated, “As you know, the flag is very important to Veterans. It symbolizes freedom & democracy, and by doing this – taking these flags off these graves, it means a lot to the people that are still alive.”

“This is a special event for Veterans. It’s an annual event that we do and for the past couple of years, we’ve had the full ceremony. It’s very dignified…very heartfelt for a lot of people,” he said.