Boy Scout Troop 375 will retire a flag with honor on Veterans Day

Boy Scout Troop 375, chartered by Saint Francis Assisi Catholic Church will hold an American flag retirement ceremony Monday,November 11, Veterans Day, at 4 pm on Alki Beach in West Seattle (across from Dukes restaurant).

They will provide a final color guard to an American flag that requires respectful retirement. Scouts will read statements about the history of our flag, honor attending veterans, play taps, and respectfully incinerate the flag in a proper and affirming manner. The public is welcome to attend. The ceremony will last about 15 minutes.

West Seattle, White Center and Burien families who have old American flags that need respectful retirement, are encouraged to bring their flags to the event and our scouts will collect them, and arrange a second ceremony later this winter to retire the collected flags. Families who bring worn or torn flags are asked to consider contributing $20 to the troop's scout jamboree travel fund, but it is not mandatory.

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