Flag retired in ceremony with Scouts

By: For the Record
Contributed photo Ed Parker salutes as a U.S. flag is retired by burning.

The Anson County Veterans Council, assisted by Boy Scout Troup 589, held a flag retirement service on May 26 at the site of the Veterans Memorial in Wadesboro Park.

The walkway to the monument was lined with small American flags, and large service flags were flying across the back of the site.

There was also a table of honor in remembrance of fallen military personnel.

There is a collection box at the site for any flags needing to be retired. After the flags are burned, the ashes are buried, thus ending the honorable disposal of the American flag.

A shower delayed the service for a few minutes.

While Kenny Lee read the program, Ed Parker lit fire to the first folded flag. Then other flags were added and guests were invited to drop in stars in remembrance of their loved ones.

The program ended with the reading of the words to “Taps.”

Guests were treated to singing by Stan Harward, Steve Lear, and Ronnie Jarman, followed by a hot dog meal.

Contributed photo Ed Parker salutes as a U.S. flag is retired by burning.
https://ansonrecord.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/web1_anson_flagretirement.jpgContributed photo Ed Parker salutes as a U.S. flag is retired by burning.

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