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Colten Sortman, 3, visits the display of American flags with his great grandmother Joan Sandborn, before the flags were were honorably retired by burning during a retirement ceremony held at dusk at American Legion Post 286 in New Carlisle on Friday, June 14, 2013. The event is believed to be the largest flag retirement ceremony in the state of Ohio.
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Veterans of Foreign War Post 9927 color guard members changed the flag at 10 Wilmington Place on Thursday, June 14, 2007, as part of Flag Day celebrations at the retirement community. Jack Bach, left, Kenny Hagens, center, and Jack Estlund removed the old flag. Friends and residents recited the Pledge of Allegiance, sang the National Antherm and God Bless America and then attended an ice cream social. TY GREENLEES / STAFF
POW's and MIA's are remembered with a special seat at Flag Day ceremonies in West Chester Twp. on Thursday, June 14, 2007. The chair was placed by West Chester American Legion Post 861, which is named for Major Havelock D. Nelson, a survivor of the Battan Death March. Havelock escaped his Japaneses captors, but died later of maleria in the Phillipines. Photo by David A. Moodie, contributing photographer
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Bob Swearingen, Commander of the Sons of the American Legion Post 286, lowers an American flag into flames. The flag was one of over four thousand unserviceable flags that were honorably retired and destroyed by burning at American Legion Post 286 in New Carlisle on Flag Day, June 14, 2010, at dusk. Staff Photo by Barbara J. Perenic