Boy Scout Troop 27 replaced the old POW-MIA and American flags on the Durham town green with new ones.
During the town’s recent Memorial Day ceremony, one of the scout’s fathers, a Navy veteran, noticed that the flags were tattered and needed to be replaced.
Five scouts volunteered for the task.
On Sunday, June 6, led by First Class Scout Andrew Fazzone-Chettiar, the younger scouts, Gabriel Glomb, Zachary Grodzicki, JZ Lauderdale and Ian Wawrzeniak, took down and folded the weathered flags for proper disposal by the VFW. The scouts then raised the new flags.
“Performing a flag ceremony is one of the requirements toward becoming a First Class Scout,” said Robert Wawrzeniak, an assistant Scoutmaster. “They practice how to respect, treat and fold the flag, and also when to perform the scout salute while in uniform, as the flag is raised or lowered.”
“We always want to promote that the scouts are a positive influence on the community,” said Wawrzeniak.
Flag Day is Monday, June 14. The U.S. Flag Code specifies that the flag, when it is in such condition that it is no longer a fitting emblem for display, should be destroyed in a dignified way, preferably by burning.