Properly retiring Old Glory in honor of Flag Day

Published 11:03 am Monday, June 15, 2015

Colleen Harrison/Albert Lea Tribune

Colleen Harrison/Albert Lea Tribune

Legion hosts flag retirement ceremony

American Legion Post 56, in conjunction with the Albert Lea Fire Department, had a flag retirement ceremony Sunday at Albert Lea Municipal Airport to commemorate Flag Day. The Legion has the ceremony each year.

Ceremonial burning is considered to be the proper, dignified way of destroying U.S. flags that are no longer fit to serve the nation.

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About Colleen Harrison

Colleen Harrison is the photo editor at the Albert Lea Tribune. She does photography and writes general-assignment stories.

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