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Proper blaze of Glories
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Times photo: Brenda Steurer Post Chaplain Jeff Perkins and Post Commander Chuck Drnek commit unserviceable U.S. flags to the flames during a disposal ceremony Thursday by the Zilmer-Riley American Legion Post in Monroe. Several hundred flags collected from soldiers graves, other Legion posts and the public were burned. Order photo
ONROE - Hundreds of U.S. flags were burned at sunset Thursday in three-foot red and orange flames, which rose out of three barrels placed along the curb of 16th Street in Monroe. Members of the Zilmer-Riley American Legion Post 84 in Monroe performed the U.S. flag disposal ceremony at about 6 p.m. at the Legion building.