Flag retirement ceremony held at American Legion

Special to Gannett
The American Legion Post 296 in Destin retired more than 800 flags on June 13. Many veterans and residents watched the ceremony to start the retirement and then participated. The Post performs flag retirements every quarter. Respectfully retiring flags is an honor and a duty. Post Commander Corlene Ziegler, Sons of the American Legion treasurer Greg Smith, Legionnaire James Wood, and Elks Exalted Ruler Sid Potter prepare the Elks flag for retirement.