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Flag Day honored at Yellowstone National Cemetery

Posted at 8:05 AM, Jun 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-15 10:06:10-04

BILLINGS - June 14th is Flag Day to celebrate the American Flag.

"It's awesome to let people know how to respect our flag and what it means to everybody," Vice Chairman of the Friends of the Yellowstone Cemetery Richard Klose said.

Sunday evening, the Laurel VFW, Laurel American Legion, and the Boy Scouts performed a ceremony demonstrating the proper disposal of unusable American Flags.

The event is annual, and always open to the public.

"It should be burnt, not just thrown in the garbage, because that shows disrespect for the flag," Klose said.

Klose explained how important the ceremony is to him.

"It is a committment to the families that have lost their loved ones in battle, so it's a thank you when we give the flag to them at the funerals, it's more than just a representative of our country," Klose said.