Local American Legion posts hold Flag Retirement Ceremony

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West Side Journal

ADDIS, La. (The West Side Journal) – The American Legion McKinley Bourg Post 160 held a Flag Retirement Ceremony in conjunction with American Legion Post 106 of White Castle, Post 167 of Plaquemine and Addis VFW post 3785 on Saturday, Feb. 20 at the Myhand Park Fire Station at 8202 Laws Road.

The American Legion retired several American flags, ensuring proper respect for the Flag of the United States and to providing for the disposal of unserviceable flags in a dignified manner.

Military etiquette dictates that all worn flags be burned in a “retirement ceremony” and that the ashes be gathered up and buried.  

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The West Side Journal, located in Port Allen, Louisiana serves as the official journal of West Baton Rouge Parish. The newspaper’s roots run deep in the West Baton Rouge community, as the earliest dates of publication reach back to the mid-1800s.

The current editor is Breanna Smith, an alumna of Louisiana State University's Manship School of Mass Communication and native of Baton Rouge. Contributing writers to the Journal are members of the West Side community.

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