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May 6, 2003

Albany-- War veterans today taught some youngsters how to respect the American flag.

Members of the American Legion Post 30 performed a flag retirement ceremony for students at Lincoln Elementary School.  Burning the red, white and blue is a proper way of disposing of a worn flag.

Post 30 member, J.K. Horne, says "Everyone should know you just don't put the flag of the United States in the trash can. There are two proper ways to retire the flag--burn it or bury it."

Besides burning the flag, you can bury it too. The American Legion holds regular flag retirement ceremonies -- if you have an old flag that's tattered and torn, just drop it off at your local fire department, and it will be given to an American Legion Post.

Posted at 3:59 p.m. by melissa.kill@walb.com