A group of local boy scouts started their Memorial Day weekend by honoring the flag.
Boy Scout Troop 59 out of Shinnston held their fifth annual Flag Retirement Ceremony.
Scouts carried out the reading of “My Name is Old Glory” and the retirement of the U.S. Flag.
They lowered, folded and respectfully burned the old one, before replacing it with a new one.
Scouts also saluted veterans of the American Legion.
“One of the tenets of boy scouting is to teach these guys flag etiquette and being a good citizen. we’re able to accomplish both of those by properly disposing, or retiring, a flag,” said Jason Dingeldein, Troop 59 Scout Master
“The ceremony today was to honor the veterans around Shinnston. and the biggest takeaway has to be the honor and respect for the flag and the veterans,” said Justin Butcher, a Life Scout in Troop 59.
The new U.S. flag that was raised today will fly until this time next year.