(Aurora, Ind.) – Typically, flag burning is viewed as a sign of disrespect to a nation, but a group of boy scouts will do it the correct, honorable way on Flag Day, June 14.
Aurora Boy Scout Troop 637 will have a flag retirement ceremony at 7:00 p.m. at the Aurora City Park. Residents can bring their flags to be burned at the public ceremony.
The troop has been doing the flag retirement for the past several years. The past two years it has become their tradition to do it on Flag Day.
As is customary according to the U.S. Scouting Service Project, old flags will be cut into four pieces before being burned in a wood fire. The ashes will then be buried.