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Record retirement

By Matt Caulder
Published in News on November 2, 2013 11:11 PM

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Flags catch fire at their tattered ends as Sam Wells, 19, lowers them into a barrel. The burning of the flags was part of a dignified retirement ceremony conducted by local Scouts.

A short ceremony and a quick prayer. It takes just a few reverent moments before battered, tattered and soiled U.S. flags are retired with respect. And while the ceremony doesn't take long, Boy Scout Troop 64 leader Jason Schoenholz...

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