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American Legion honors veterans, burns flags

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WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - As part of Veterans Day weekend, Wilmington's American Legion honored veterans for a flag retirement ceremony.

Worn and tattered flags were burned during the ceremony held by American Legion Post 10. Organizers say it's important to retire the flags in the symbolic way, to show respect for the men and women who fought for the freedom the flags stand for.

Members of ROTC, local cub scouts and local boys scouts participated in the event.

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