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American Legion holds Flag Retirement Ceremony
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Lacy Garrison photos Flames leap skyward during the annual Flag Retirement Ceremony while American Legion members David Grissom and John Davis add more tattered flags to the barrel.
So we raise her up every morning,Take her down every night.We don’t let her touch the groundAnd we fold her up right.On second thought I DO like to brag,‘Cause I’m mighty proudof that Ragged Old Flag. These words sung by Johnny Cash rang true as American flags were burned during the American Legion Flag Retirement Ceremony. On Tuesday evening, retired veterans and their families congregated at Rock Island State Park picnic area for a potluck before the ceremony began.