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Lockport sets Thursday flag burning ceremony

LOCKPORT – Boy Scout Troop 4 will hold a ceremony to burn old American flags at 6 p.m. Thursday in the City Hall parking lot.

Alderman Patrick W. Schrader, D-4th Ward, said burning is the proper and ceremonious way to dispose of worn-out flags. “You burn the flags so they’re not thrown in the garbage,” he said.

The general public is invited to bring flags for disposal at what is officially called a “flag retirement ceremony.”