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Boy Scouts and VFW Perform Flag Retirement Ceremony

The Veterans of Foreign Wars teamed up with a group of Odessa Boy Scouts to perform a Flag Retirement Ceremony Saturday.
The Veterans of Foreign Wars teamed up with a group of Odessa Boy Scouts to perform a Flag Retirement Ceremony Saturday.

The VFW said they hope flags will be retired with respect.

During Saturday’s ceremony, the group retired over three hundred American and Texas state flags on Saturday.

A proper retirement requires separating the colors and stripes, before respectfully burning them.

"The way it should be done, instead of someone taking it and throwing it in the garbage," said Boy Scout troop 1908 leader, Gary Callarman.

The Boy Scouts in Odessa said they hope to make this an annual event for their troop.

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