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Newsfront - November 14, 2008

Goodbye to Old Glory

On Veterans Day, third-grader Bear Cub Jeffrey Gallinatti began the flag retirement ceremony by putting in ashes from a previous observance. Members of the Den 5 Wolves, including Cub William Criswell, waited for their part in the proceedings.

The ceremony was held by Cub Scout Pack 536 at San Ramon Valley Christian Academy on Veterans Day morning. In the observance, Scouts from the pack each placed a piece of a flag in need of retirement into the fire. Only members of the military and Scouts are legally allowed to retire American flags.

Fifth-grader Webelo Scouts Ryan Langon and Quentin Boasso placed the Academy's old flag onto the coals. Scouts then ran up a new flag.

Pack 536 Scouts salute during the Pledge of Allegiance while older flags are retired with dignity.

Geoff Gillette

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