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Oxford Girl Scouts, DAR Hold Flag Retiring Ceremony

Members of the Girls Scouts Heart of the South and the David Reese chapter of the Daughter’s of the American Revolution held a flag retirement ceremony at the Oxford Pavilion on Sunday afternoon.

Mary Katherine West, member of the Girls Scout troop number 13927, participates in the flag retirement ceremony at the Pavilion. Photo provided.

The ceremony gave honor to worn and tattered flags, that are no longer in good condition to be raised. The flags are cut into strips that represent the 13 colonies and the field of starts are burned.

Members of Girls Scouts Heart of the South led the Pledge of Allegiance at the flag retirement ceremony. Photo provided.

The Oxford Fire Department was on hand to help with the fire pit and Taps was played on trumpet to end the ceremony.

Hottytoddy.com staff report

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