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John Doll and John Werner stand guard while fellow members of the American Legion dispose of unserviceable American flags at a ceremony last Wednesday, May 15, at St. Henry’s Area School. Joe Bowen/FOCUS

Legion retired nearly 300 flags at special ceremony

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The Dent Haimerl American Legion Post 148 disposed of hundreds of unserviceable flags in a ceremony behind St. Henry’s Area School on May 15.

The ceremony, which followed a series of guidelines provided by the Legion, was assisted by 95 students from St. Henry’s and 65 students from St. Paul’s Lutheran School.

Students stood in line and handed flags to the Legionnaires, who then added the flags to the fire from a safe distance.

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