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175 U.S. flags get proper disposition

Courtesy photoAmerican Legion Post 2 — with the help of an unidentified Cub Scout member — disposed of 175 worn, tattered or faded U.S. flags on Saturday, Oct. 10. The flags ranged in sizes from small to large and of various materials. The American Legion collects flags during the year and as a community service disposes of them "with the proper ceremony," said Jim Craigg of the organization. Flags may be left at the Post, 2003 21st Ave., or given to a Legion member. Replacement flags of commercial quality are available for purchase at the Post site. In the photo is the Cub Scout with the smallest-size flag and Legion member Billy Johnson with an average-size flag.