Gulfport High School holds flag retirement ceremony
Gulfport High School had their Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps flag ceremony today.
The ceremony was to teach the students the proper way to dispose a flag. The students read a flag retirement ritual and the meaning behind the flag history.
Students took turn cutting the strips and then placed it in the fire. They read the name of each of the original 13 states and the date of admission into the union. The last to be placed in the fire was the union which represents the whole.
After the ceremony, some cadets were also honored. Daughters of the American Revolution Regent Anna Curtis said, “It’s just a lot of patriotic information that needs to be given out into the community. We wanted to do that for the young people so they can bring it forward to the next generation.”
A new flag was presented to Gulfport High School to replace their retired flag.