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2012 Flag Retirement ceremony

Bonner Springs Boy Scout Troop No. 149 and the Bonner Springs VFW Post 6401 gathered weathered flags from the community for a retirement ceremony Saturday at Camp Naish. With the help of scouts, the VFW honorably retired and burned the flags.

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Seth Jenkins, Mike Klingele and Jim Jenkins (from left) fold one of the larger flags ...

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Al Stuchlik of the VFW cuts grommets from the flags prior to folding them.

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Even many of the smaller flags were properly folded before they were burned. Sara Martin ...

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VFW members Dick Hardy, post commander, Al Stucklik, Seth Jenkins and Jim Jenkins (from left) ...

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Peter Turrel, 7, of Kansas City, Kan., salutes the flags to be retired while taps ...

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Jared Turrel of Kansas City, Kan., Troop 5 drops another flag on the flames during ...


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