VFW Post Commander Richard Overbay puts an initial batch of used cemetery flags on wooden shafts as tinder into the ceremonial flames. Next came batches of full-sized cotton flags. Batches of synthetic flags created too much toxic smoke for retirement at Saturday's ceremony.
L-R Post Commander Richard Overbay & Honor Guard, Crosby Frank Kubin VFW Post 9761 member, Crosby VFW member, David McDowell - Crosby VFW member and Crosby American Legion Post 658 Historian, Richard Rightmire, Jr. - Honor Guard & VFW bus driver (
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