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Westover High ROTC students retire flag

Students at Westover High School helped retire a flag at Sunbelt. (Source: WALB) Students at Westover High School helped retire a flag at Sunbelt. (Source: WALB)
Cameron Ceson Jones is the battalion commanding officer. (Source: WALB) Cameron Ceson Jones is the battalion commanding officer. (Source: WALB)
The students took down the old flag and put up a new one. (Source: WALB) The students took down the old flag and put up a new one. (Source: WALB)
DOUGHERTY CO., GA (WALB) -

Students in the ROTC program at Westover High school got a special honor on Wednesday. 

They were asked to take down a retired flag at Sunbelt Ford Lincoln of Albany and give it a proper disposition ceremony. 

The flag was faded and getting old. 

The students said they were honored to help out. 

"Usually most of people think that the marine corps or the actual military gets called to do these tasks so for us as high schoolers to do these tasks I felt was an honor that was well bestowed upon us," said battalion commanding officer Cameron Ceson Jones. 

"We just thought it would be pretty neat for the young guys to come out here and do it and represent our military in that way," said the Sunbelt Lincoln Ford of Albany general manager Pete Pines. 

The students are dedicated to ROTC.  They stay after school and practice four days a week. 

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