Dignified Disposal

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    Hundreds of worn American flags waited to be properly disposed of by the Dubois County Veterans Council on Friday evening at the Dubois County 4-H Fairgrounds. American Legion Post 147 Commander Pat Moriarty, left, presented a flag to be retired to Dubois County Veterans Council President Chris Fleck. The Pledge of Alliance was recited and a ceremony for prisoners of war and those missing in action was held during the annual flag disposal. Brittney Lohmiller/The Herald

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    Jasper Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 673 member Larry Goeppner of Ireland, left, and American Legion Riders Post 147 member Rick Brewster of Ferdinand disposed of American flags. Brittney Lohmiller/The Herald

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    American Legion Riders Post 147 Brian Underhill of Bristow, left, and President of the Dubois County Veterans Council Chris Fleck of Jasper placed the first flag across the burn pit. Brittney Lohmiller/The Herald

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    Jasper Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 673 member Bernie Schaeffer stood at attention while the national anthem played. Brittney Lohmiller/The Herald

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    Retired U.S. Army veteran Darren Patterson of Jasper placed an American flag on the burn pit. Brittney Lohmiller/The Herald

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    Flames quickly engulfed the retired American flags. Brittney Lohmiller/The Herald

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    Kyle Wendholt of St. Anthony placed an American flag on the burn pit. Brittney Lohmiller/The Herald