On Flag Day………

We had planned on participating in our little town’s “flag burning” event, sponsored by the local Legion and Boy Scouts. We had one flag that could be repaired no longer and was to be appropriately destroyed. After supper, amidst weather warnings of heavy rains, high winds and the possibility of hail, we left for Houston (MN). Off and on drizzle greeted us but the leaders, and members of the community, were not deterred.

The program opened with a reading by Commander Dick SnowIMG_6126, followed by the presentation of the flag and the “Pledge of Allegiance”.IMG_6127 The fire started, we were informed that there were 109 flags to be destroyed! Yes! That number is correct!! You can tell that this community is really tuned in to the importance of flying a flag that is not shabby!!!!

The ceremony then commenced with proper disposal of the white, then the red stripes then blue field with a reading of the meaning of each by a Scout.IMG_6128IMG_6131IMG_6132 IMG_6133 

As the photos progress, you will notice the background becomes more weather impacted……….IMG_6134 

Also, with each flag, salutes were evident. Very moving! IMG_6138 IMG_6140         IMG_6136 IMG_6137 IMG_6143 

After that last photo, the rains began in earnest obliterating the scene! Within about an hour, 2”+ of rain had fallen. Thankfully, the shelter was wonderfully adequate for the group and the Legion ladies dished up pie, ice cream and coffee to a “corralled” crowd.

Back to quilting………………….


About treadlemusic

A quilter who rides motorcycle, living on a small hobby farm in southeastern Minnesota. Grandmother and Great Grandmother.
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6 Responses to On Flag Day………

  1. Debbierose says:

    Ceremony disposal, well done

  2. I adore this post…from the patriotism to the tradition to the values instilled in the Scouts. And I love the fact that pie and ice cream were served by the Legion ladies. So small town wonderful.

    • treadlemusic says:

      We thoroughly enjoyed, and so appreciated, the “breath of fresh (patriotic) air” that took place that evening! The many age groups in attendance gives a body hope for the future……..and, yes, small town America is awesome!!!!

  3. Very interesting! I have never heard of this.
    Thanks for sharing

    • treadlemusic says:

      In looking around, I think people are unaware of the proper care, and disposal, of our flag. This event was the best I’ve seen. Thanks so much for stopping by! Hugs…………….

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