Flag Retirement Ceremony

Members of the American Legion James Conway Post 26 held their annual flag retirement ceremony last Thursday. Shown in the above photo Charlestown Militia Captain Tom Coots get rteady to dispose of a flag. Flag burning is the proper way to dispose of older flags that are no longer used for public display. Shown in the photograph to the left are, from left to right: Boston Police Sargent Tom Lema, Eileen Locke, Commander of Post 26, Billy Boyle and Boston Fire Department Chaplain Father Dan Mahoney.

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