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Garrett Cox recounts the events of 9-11 and asks for a moment of silence in remembrance of that day. Scouts from Troop and Pack 220 located on Robins AFB honored the remembrance of the eleventh anniversary of 9/11 with a solemn flag retirement ceremony at the Fire Ring near the Pave Paws facility. (U. S. Air Force photo/Sue Sapp)
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Boy Scouts retire flags in 9/11 ceremony

Posted 9/14/2012   Updated 9/14/2012 Email story   Print story

    


from Robins Public Affairs

9/14/2012 - ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. -- Boy Scouts from Troop and Pack 220 located on Robins honored the remembrance of the 11th anniversary of 9/11 with a solemn flag retirement ceremony at the Fire Ring near the Pave Paws facility, Bldg. 1400, on Tuesday.

Throughout the year, the units collected worn and distressed flags from both on base organizations as a well as off base groups and citizens. The scouts feel privileged to retire the flags as a service to the base and are proud that the donors trust them to retire these flags with the dignity and reverence they are due.

The Scouts retired 27 American flags, one Georgia State flag and one Christian flag at the event.

They hope that conducting this special ceremony on Sept. 11 encouraged attendees to take an extra moment to reflect on what makes our country great and to thank all in the armed services for all that they do to keep us free.

The Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts are sponsored on base by the Society of American Military Engineers Robins Post and the units have been charted since 1956 making them some of the oldest operational scout units in Middle Georgia.



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