Photos by Rich Bauer Northside Christian Church, Brownstown VFW Post 9770 and Boy Scout Troop 401 jointly held a retirement ceremony for unserviceable American flags on Sunday evening. Boy Scouts Gabe Cox, Eli Cox, Case Goldsmith and Cole Tarkington properly cut a flag into four pieces in preparation of it being disposed of in a fire outside the church. Participating in the ceremony were Tom Lucken, commander of Post 9770, and Troop 401 leaders James Jackson and Kevin Cox.
Disposing of a flag are Scouts Gabe Cox, Eli Cox, Noah Cox and Cole Tarkington.
Tom Lucken stands at attention as Scouts deliver a flag to be retired.
The Rev. Carl Rhodes, pastor of Northside Christian Church in Vandalia, starts off the flag retirement ceremony on Sunday with a prayer.
Members of Boy Scout Troop No. 401 present a flag for retirement during Sunday’s ceremony at Northside Christian Church in Vandalia.