Scouts team up to retire flags in Miami Lakes ceremony

Education By Linda Trischitta, Editor Friday, November 5, 2021

Boy Scout Troop 566 and Sea Scout Ship 144 retired more than 60 American flags and a state of Florida flag in a ceremony held Oct. 12 in front of Miami Lakes Town Hall, at 6601 Main St. Earlier this year, Troop 566 created a drop box in the government center for residents to deposit old, torn or discolored flags. The banners were burned as part of a respectful ritual, when the scouts also saluted the flags.  Shown above are, from left: Aidan Schwinghammer, Daniel Fiallo, Sean Schwinghammer, Jonathan Goez, Luke Mazzorana, Christian Kunkle, Alex Lorie. Holding the flag are Daniel Espejo and Rowan Welch.  Boys and girls ages 13 - 20 may join Sea Scouts and boys ages 11 - 17 can join Boy Scouts. To learn about a troop contact Sean Schwinghammer at seanhammer@hotmail.com.  Photo by Juan Espejo.

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