Members of the Leavenworth Veterans of Foreign Wars showed Boy Scouts in Lansing Troop 165 that burning the flag can be an act of respect instead of protest.
Members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars showed Lansing Boy Scouts in Troop 165 how to respectfully retire a flag by burning it. They retired more than 100 flags. Enlarge video
Nine Scouts gathered Saturday to retire more than 100 used American flags, Kansas flags and even an Irish flag given to them by Lansing and Leavenworth residents.
Lansing Boy Scouts in Troop 165 retire flags at the Leavenworth Veterans of Foreign Wars building on Saturday November 13. Enlarge video
Instead of throwing away flags, troop members discarded the worn flags in a ceremonial burning led by Don Studnicka, a Lansing City Council member. The ceremony was conducted at the Leavenworth VFW.
Daniel Wranich and Jonathan Beaver get ready to throw a flag into the fire as a part of a flag retirement ceremony for their Boy Scout troop 165 on Saturday November 13 at the Leavenworth Veterans of Foreign Wars building. The VFWs helped the troop discard of more than 100 flags respectfully.
Daniel Wranich and Tim Lamborn throw a flag into the fire as a part of a flag retirement ceremony on Saturday November 13 at the Veterans of Foreign Wars building in Leavenworth.