Scouts demonstrate flag retirement prep, CHHF makes donation

TRUSSVILLE – Scout Troop 216 on July 3 demonstrated how to fold a flag properly and all in attendance folded one to prepare them for retirement.

Read more about etiquette surrounding flag retirement ceremonies here.

It’s important for a flag to fit completely in the fire. Larger flags are cut to remove the blue field and the stripes are cut into strips to be placed in the fire. Scout leader Michael McGinnis led the group through a demonstration of a retirement ceremony.

The folded flags were given to the Scouts to use in a future retirement ceremony. The children in attendance enjoyed patriotic face painting and learning to fold flags.

In addition, the Cahaba Homestead Heritage Foundation, Inc. made donations to the Troop 216 units – Troop 216, 216G and Pack 216.

Troop 216 members in attendance at The Mall in the Cahaba Project were Michael McGinnis, Liam McGinnis, Catherine Brown, Evie Brown, Sadie Brown, Ellie Brown, Noah Giattina, David Giattina and Heather Giattina.

Check out this photo gallery from the day’s event:

Published by Cahaba Heritage Homestead Foundation

Our mission is to support through education, outreach and civic involvement such things that promote, perpetuate and enhance the value of this community as a historic district designated on the National Register of Historic Places.

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