American Legion Post conducts retirement ceremony for flags

U.S. Flag retirement ceremony
American Legion Post 172 in Clinton conducted a retirement ceremony for American flags ceremony. The ceremony was conducted according to procedures of the U.S. Flag Code (Section 176), with dignity and respect. As members of Post 172 placed a worn or faded flag in a fire, Post Commander Leon Jaquet read the name of a Post 172 member who passed in the previous year. Jaquet is pictured reading names while Post Chaplain Fred O’Neal salutes a flag he had just placed in the fire. The U. S. Flag Code says worn and faded flags must be burned until they are ashes.