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.