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Friday, Feb 21 2014 06:39 PM

PHOTO GALLERY: Showing respect at flag retirement ceremony

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    By Felix Adamo / The Californian

    David Graham holds three American flags that will be burned as part of The Ceremony for Disposal of Unserviceable Flags at American Legion Post 26. Post Chaplin Don Daverin is at right.

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    By Felix Adamo / The Californian

    South High's Army JRROTC presented the colors at The Ceremony for Disposal of Unserviceable Flags at American Legion Post 26.

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    By Felix Adamo / The Californian

    American Legion Post 26 Chaplin Don Daverin watches the burning ceremony as the first of three flags are retired in The Ceremony for Disposal of Unserviceable Flags is performed.

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    By Felix Adamo / The Californian

    Members of American Legion Post 26 salute during the Pledge of Allegiance at The Ceremony for Disposal of Unserviceable Flags.

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    By Felix Adamo / The Californian

    Navy veteran Joel Park salutes as Army veteran David Graham drops one of three flags into an incinerator at American Legion Post 26 during The Ceremony for Disposal of Unserviceable Flags.

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By The Bakersfield Californian

American Legion Post 26 held a Flag Burning Ceremony on Friday.

A post news release said the purpose of the ceremony is "to encourage proper respect for the Flag of the United States and to provide for disposal of unserviceable flags in a dignified manner."

It's also called The Ceremony for Disposal of Unserviceable Flags.

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