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Shinnston Boy Scouts Honor Veterans

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Boy Scout Troop 59 in Shinnston held a flag retirement ceremony Thursday evening in honor of veterans.

 They cut the flag separating the stripes from the field of blue stars and then burned it.

Scoutmaster Terry Collins said the scouts acknowledged the veterans and their commitment to the flag.

"I think it's important that every young American learn to respect their veterans for their service. This memorial is dedicated to those who gave their lives in service of our freedom. We have several veterans joining us this evening and we just like the opportunity and appreciated the opportunity to tell them thank you for their service," said Collins.

Collins also said the scouts are humbled to be able to participate in a ceremony like this to honor veterans.