On a chilly Tuesday afternoon, members of Frametown Girl Scout Troop 8217 gathered at the Frametown rest area to retire a worn and tattered American flag. The fourteen daisy, brownie and cadet scouts began learning and practicing flag etiquette at school last year and the community took notice. When a flag at the southbound rest area of I-79 became too worn to fly, the Girl Scouts were contacted to perform the retirement ceremony. The flag was lowered and separated into the red and white stripes and the field of blue before being laid into the fire to mark the completion of the flag’s service to the United States of America.
“Veteran’s Day is very important to our scouts” said Troop Leader Jenny Butcher. “Our girls took the opportunity to march in the Veteran’s Day parade and conduct a flag retiring ceremony specifically on Veteran’s Day for the purpose of honoring our country and our veterans. These girls serve as a great example of patriotism and we hope this raises community awareness for veterans.”