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American Legion helps students retire school’s old flag

Students of Grace Christian Academy and members of American Legion, Post 31, of Boulder City gathered early Friday morning to retire the school’s old American flag.

Principal Devon Tilman said the day was about teaching children respect for the tradition of the flag and how one is put to rest after it has been worn out.

Students were treated to a full flag retirement ceremony as members of the American Legion saluted and folded the flag in proper tradition followed by a new one being raised in its place. The old flag will be cremated at Southern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery.

Students stood in silence as the old flag was taken down and sang as the new one was raised.

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