Land­mark HS Hon­ors Vet­er­ans and Re­tires Flag

Serve Daily - - NEWS - By Ja­cob Jones Dragon Times Re­porter

In an ef­fort to en­hance the Vet­er­ans Day ex­pe­ri­ence, and honor all Vet­er­ans, and those that work at Land­mark High School, the stu­dents and ad­min­is­tra­tion held their an­nual flag re­tire­ment cer­e­mony, to re­tire the flag that has flown over Land­mark High School, for the past year.

But what day do you re­tire a flag? At Land­mark they de­cided that it would be ap­pro­pri­ate to re­tire the flag on Vet­er­ans Day. But why do you need to re­tire a flag? The flag at Land­mark flies in the wind ev­ery day for the whole year from Vet­er­ans Day to Vet­er­ans Day and after all of the storms that it takes place in and all the wind it goes threw it is only right to re­tire it after its ser­vice. So we re­tire it in a re­spect­ful way and raise a new one to take its place for one year and then it to will be re­tired in a re­spect­ful way.

The re­tire­ment cer­e­mony was per­formed by Scott Car­son, Mark VanVoorhis, Howard Bonzo, Todd Kil­lian, Roy Devenish and Paul Dopp. The flag was low­ered by Mr. Howard Bonzo re­tired by each of the vet­er­ans that were hon­ored by Land­mark High School. The flag was re­tired in the ap­pro­pri­ate man­ner in that it was burned by fire. The ashes of ev­ery flag that has flown over Land­mark High School has been placed in a spe­cial urn for keep­ing in honor of the school, and those who have served their coun­try. After the old flag was burned, a new flag was raised by Mr. Howard Bonzo. Land­mark High is proud to honor those vet­er­ans who served their coun­try and who are teach­ing at Land­mark High.

Chelsea Puck­ett

Vet­er­ans look on as the re­tired flag is burned in a proper man­ner. Left to right: Todd Kil­lian, Howard Bonzo, Roy Den­ish, Paul Dopp and Mark VanVoorhis.

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