February 13, 2021 (Photo Credit:  North Bannock Fire District Facebook Page)

Members of three local organizations participated today in a ceremony to respectfully retire worn and tattered American flags.

The U. S. Flag Code states, “The Flag, when it is no longer a fitting emblem of display, should be destroyed in a dignified way, preferably by burning.”

At 2:00 this afternoon patriotic local citizens watched as members of Pocatello’s POW*MIA Awareness Association, the Pocatello Composite Squadron of the Civil Air Patrol, and the North Bannock Fire Department joined together in a ceremony to retire 54 worn and tattered American flags that had been gathered from members of the community.

To watch a video of the entire ceremony, visit the Pocatello POW*MIA Awareness Association website, here:


To learn more about the Pocatello Civil Air Patrol Composite Squadron, visit:


To learn more about the North Bannock Fire Department, visit:


A short video showing the retirement of the flag replaced at the North Bannock Fire Department can be seen by clicking on the image, below:

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