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Local veterans respect the flag through disposal

Posted: July 22, 2014 7:21 p.m.
Updated: July 23, 2014 5:00 a.m.
Photos provided by Legion Post 195/

James Donahue (far right) of American Legion Post 195 leads an honor guard consisting of (from left to right) Kate Brock, Legion Post 195 commander; Kenneth “K.C.” Casey, AMVETS Post 33; Eric Cagley, VFW Post 3846; Mike Devereux, AMVETS Post 33; Bill Heil, Legion Post 195; and an unknown participant.

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Members of American Legion Post 195, Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 8346 and AMVETS Post 33 recently joined together for an annual tradition: the disposal -- through burning -- of unserviceable American flags. The ceremony took place at VFW Post 8346’s headquarters in Ridgeway, with all three posts participating in different parts of the ceremony.

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