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By Ed Moreth 

VFW conducts f lag retirement


December 13, 2018

Ed Moreth

BARREL OF FLAMES – VFW member Bill Beck places a worn out American flag into the fire as the preferred way to retire the flag. Beck, a Navy veteran, was one of 13 military veterans, two Boy Scouts and eight 4-H members to participate in the ceremony at the VFW in Plains Friday evening.

A group of kids and military veterans braved the cold temperatures last week to give a batch of U.S. flags a proper sendoff.

With the weather dipping into the low 20s, VFW Post 3596 held a flag retirement ceremony in the rear parking lot of the post Friday evening. The ceremony included members...

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