Flags Burned at Annual Disposal Ceremony

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In honor of Flag Day on Friday, locals gathered to retire old flags that have serviced the area.

Every year, people gather at the Canfield Fairgrounds to properly retire old United States flags. Officials said many flags are not retired with the dignity they deserve.

Flags are retired properly during a ceremony in which the flags are burned.

“It’s a treasure and you don’t want to dispose of it in a disrespectful manner. If you can’t do it, drop it off here at the Mahoning Veterans Memorial,” said AMVETS Post 44 commander Jan Brown.

Brown said the annual flag burning ceremony has been going on for at least a dozen years.

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