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Quartzsite, Arizona

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Flag Retirement Ceremony, Cub Scouts and Operation Hero Comfort

Locals gathered at Quartzsite Town Park last evening for another beautiful ceremony to retire torn or tattered U.S. flags in a dignified manner.

Operation Hero Comfort and local Cub Scouts joined together to create a patriotic ceremony with songs and words shared by the youth.

Anita Carlso, of Operation Hero Comfort, said she saw someone toss a flag in the trash last year, and decided to take it upon herself to give the respect deserved of those flags and our troops who fight our country. Last year over 500 flags were burned, mostly because this ceremony had been performed in many years. The local VFW gathers torn and tattered flags from locals and replaces worn out ones around town.

The flags were burned in two barrels by Joe Wilson, and members of Quartzsite Fire Department.


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