Local VFW honored Flag Day

Over 100 worn and torn U.S. flags were respectfully retired and burned in a ceremony Friday evening, hosted by the Augusta VFW 6746.

When the United States flag becomes worn, torn, faded or badly soiled, it is time to replace it with a new flag, and the old flag should be "retired" with all the dignity and respect befitting our nation's flag. The traditional method of retirement is to incinerate the flag followed by the burial of the ashes.