500 American Flags Retired in Ozark

By: Muriel Bailey Email
By: Muriel Bailey Email

Hundreds of damaged American flags went to their final resting place Saturday.

Ozark Disabled Veterans Post 94 held a flag retirement ceremony on it's from lawn.

The group collected about 500 flags from the public earlier this week.

Veterans say burning old, ripped or worn flags is the proper way to retire them.

"It is to purify, it's like a body, when you bury a body or you cremate a body. Ashes are in the air, the spirit is in the air, it's the same way with the flags, that way it's out there for everybody," said Commander Faye Miller.

Ozark fire fighters were on standby during the ceremony.

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