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Port Chester Middle School eighth-grader Vanessa Jones, a member of Girl Scout Troop 1235, retires an American flag collected from St. Mary’s Cemetery by burning it in a ceremony outside the Knights of Columbus Hall at 327 Westchester Ave. on Thursday, Aug. 17. According to U.S. Flag Code, the proper way to retire a flag is by burning.

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Knights of Columbus conduct flag retirement ceremony

As part of their commitment to patriotism, the Father John M. Grady Council of the Knights of Columbus in Port Chester performed their annual flag retirement ceremony on Thursday, Aug. 17.

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