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Flag Retirement
Yesterday, Christian, Sabra, and Chloe participated in a flag retirement ceremony for Flag Day. The kids lined up and were given old flags to carry (I think most were from military graves). They got to do some fancy footwork, with the veterans barking out military style marching orders.
When they reached the front of the line, they handed their flag to a veteran, who unfolded it and burned it. Bryan and I were actually getting a little nervous because of the close proximity of the flamable material to the metal drum where the flags were being burned!
It was a really neat thing for the kids to do, and opened an opportunity to discuss the proper care and handling of the American flag.
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