Local Elks Lodge Held Flag Retiring Ceremony

The Dothan Elks Lodge No. 1887 held a flag retiring ceremony Thursday as part of Flag Day this weekend.

Members of the Dothan Fire and Police departments and Mayor Pat Thomas joined veterans and other citizens at the Dothan Elks Lodge.

The event demonstrates how to properly dispose American flags.

The Grand Lodge of the Order started mandatory observance of Flag Day starting in 1911.

Organizers say they were happy with Thursday night's turnout and hope to get even more people to observe the holiday with them next year.

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