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A proper farewell for flags

Published 10/14/2010, The Farmington Independent

Since a fire gutted the Farmington American Legion 2 1/2 years ago, folks around there sometimes get a little skittish when the subject of burning things comes up. But that’s not going to be the case this Saturday. Farmington American Legion Post 189 is actually setting out to burn things. And not just any things - they’re going to burn the flag of the United States of America. The American Legion is holding a flag burning ceremony. It’s something the Legion endorses as a proper, respectful disposal of flags that have reached the end of their lifespan.

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