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Boy Scout Troop 739 retires flags


Last updated 1/22/2009 at Noon

Boy Scout Troop 739 conducts a Flag Retirement Ceremony.

Members of Boy Scout Troop 739, sponsored by Zion Lutheran Church of Fallbrook, recently held a Flag Retirement Ceremony while camping on Fiesta Island in San Diego.

As each American flag was retired, each Scout and parent stood silent as the group reflected on ‘Old Glory,’ the symbol of our nation. This is what was shared:

“I am Old Glory; for more than nine score years I have been the banner of hope and freedom for generation after generation of Americans.

“Born amid the first flames of America’s fight for freedom, I am the symbol of a country that has grown from a little gro...

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