They Burned The American Flag This Week

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Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Elite 513.265.3004 www.LizTour.com SAL.2002007747

 

They burned the American Flag this week, but there were no protestors, no chants, no one angry at the state of our country, but instead a solemn lesson in respect.  The Cincinnati Enquirer reported Thursday that Boy Scout Troop 641 conducted the annual flag decommissioning ceremony this week at Spring Grove Cemetery.  The Scouts tended a ceremonial fire of ash and oak, and slowly burned the worn, faded flags with the dignity that they deserved until all 300 flags had been reduced to ash.  I’d like to commend these Scouts for this lesson in citizenship to all of us.

 

As a Navy vet, I truly appreciate those who desire to fly the flag and honor our country.  It represents so much more than just a piece of cloth waving in the wind.  There are so many sacrifices supporting our freedoms that Old Glory symbolically represents.  When your flag starts showing signs of wear, please do the honorable duty of retiring your flag through the appropriate local organization.   Start with the American Legion.  Most posts have an annual decommissioning ceremony.  If you live in Warren County and can’t find  someone to take your flag, just give us a call or email and we’ll help!

 

Liz and I hope you have a fantastic July 4th weekend, while remembering what the holiday is about!

And to quote the sergeant from Hill Street Blues:  “Let’s be careful out there!”.

 

Flag burning photo  courtesy of The Surveyor, Flickr.com

 

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Liz and Bill Spear
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Don,

P.S., how many Called Shots did you have to get to get the badge?  We've gotten four so far, just curious if they're working off percentage or raw numbers.

July 02, 2010 06:12 PM
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Kay Van Kampen
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Liz and Bill, great post befitting July 4.  I'm a military wife and very proud of my husband serving in the military.  Surprising enough, I've never flown a flag.......I can never remember how to fold it properly either.

July 02, 2010 11:25 PM
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Don Spera
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To be honest with you, I had no idea what it was for until I read this blog.

http://activerain.com/blogsview/1720459/shot-masters-here-in-activerain-what-s-a-shot-master-glad-you-asked-

To answer your question, I still don't know how I got it, it just showed up this past week.

Thanks for the mention. I hope there is some more explanation on this as we go along to clear things up.

You have a great 4th as well.

July 03, 2010 02:19 AM
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Kay, We've never been flag flyers either, but the last 20 years we live in a heavily wooded lot, no one would see it if we did!  I spent four years at Annapolis, six years after as a ship driver on a couple of frigates.

Don, I'd seen the blogs on the Called Shots, but I don't know that I've seen a clear criteria on how the badge is awarded.  I'll keep trying and hope to add something to our lonely Outside Blog icon!

July 03, 2010 07:00 AM
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I have a total of 8 thus far.

This is what the statement says:

What is a called shot? The number of times you've suggested a post that went on to be featured.

July 03, 2010 07:57 AM
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