Once again a dozen AmVets met on Flag Day to retire two boxes
of well-worn flags, many having been furled along Main Street/Michigan
Avenue in an arc that focused the Island's patriotism on the harbor.
The fog buffeting Beaver earlier in the day pulled back, and the
deluge that was to flood down later held off.
After Bob Hoogendorn played, the first flag's first 13 stripes
were fed to the fire individually, accompanied by the reading
of the names of the first states. Afterwards hot-dogs were provided
for the crew gathered on the Hartles front lawn. A few weeks
later new flags arrived and were installedcompliments of
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