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American Legion donates flag to JROTC

Local American Legion Post 123 recently donated new flags to North Surry High School JROTC.

New flags warrant a special ceremony to hoist new flags and retire old ones. On a recent Wednesday morning NC-811 braved the cold temperatures under the direction of instructor FSgt Ken Goetzke to take part in the ceremony.

Several American Legion members attended the ceremony including Vice Commander Jerry Estes. Other members of the American Legion were Pete Taggett, Finance Officer Tony Wood, and Donald Holder, who has a great-grandson, Lucas Hawks, who is a sophomore at North Surry and is a flight commander in the JROTC.

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Jerry Estes, vice commander of the local chapter of the American Legion, prepares to present the new flag to the corps.
https://www.mtairynews.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/web1_DSC_0208.jpgJerry Estes, vice commander of the local chapter of the American Legion, prepares to present the new flag to the corps. Submitted photo

Cadet Second Lieutenant Jesse Willard folds the flag before it is retired
https://www.mtairynews.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/web1_DSC_0238.jpgCadet Second Lieutenant Jesse Willard folds the flag before it is retired Submitted photo

Director of Operations Cadet Captain Aiden Oakley holds the squadron guidon
https://www.mtairynews.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/web1_DSC_0303.jpgDirector of Operations Cadet Captain Aiden Oakley holds the squadron guidon Submitted photo

Cadet Baugus salutes the retired flag.
https://www.mtairynews.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/web1_DSC_0302.jpgCadet Baugus salutes the retired flag. Submitted photo

Cadet Captain Olivia Mauldin takes part in the flag retirement ceremony.
https://www.mtairynews.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/web1_DSC_0191ffff.jpgCadet Captain Olivia Mauldin takes part in the flag retirement ceremony. Submitted photo

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