Florida Post 385, Boy Scouts retire flags

Boy Scout Troop 224, SW Ranches, Fla., conducted an American Flag Retirement Ceremony to honor the flags collected over the past year. Pembroke Pines Post 385 supports Troop 224 and was in attendance during the ceremony. It had rained hard earlier in the evening, but when the time came the skies cleared and the fire climbed toward the heavens.

The flags were accorded the same dignity at the end that they rightly received during their lifetime.

"We pay honor to this flag for the service it has rendered."