RETIRING HIS FLAG — Carter Hale, 6-year-old son of Mark and Mary Hale of Union City, was able to retire his own flag at the flag retirement ceremony at Jones-Walker Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4862 with the help of Boy Scout Troop 55 scoutmaster Scott Muse (right) of Troy as Jones-Walker VFW Post 4862 Post Quartermaster Ed Southern (back left) of Union City observed. Among those witnessing the ceremony were Boy Scouts (background, from left) Chance Bailey, 12, son of Chris and Kim Bailey of Troy; Drew Smothers, 11, son of Stacey and Jahnae Smothers of Union City; and Thomas Muse, 14, son of Scott Muse. Members of the VFW and Boy Scouts invited Carter to retire a flag of his own after he attended the post’s 2016 retirement ceremony.

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