Locals Gather to Retire Flag

Dozens gathered in Gulfport this afternoon to pay respect to our nation’s stars and stripes.
The Gulf Coast chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution hosted a flag retirement ceremony for an American flag that flies over Gulfport High. The ceremony included a special process by which a flag is cut and burned as a sign of respect. Cadets from Harrison Central, West Harrison and Gulfport High School participated in today’s presentation.
Once the flag was officially retired, representatives from the DAR presented Gulfport JROTC with a brand new American flag to fly proudly over the school. Judith Breland with the Gulf Coast DAR said, “We’ve had lots of people give their lives for that flag. We have people serving today who are in the midst of war and terror. So the flag and its importance is a symbol of this country. Where ever we go, everyone knows it’s an American flag.”
The DAR also presented medals and certificates to outstanding cadets of each unit that participated in today’s ceremony.

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