Boy Scouts Troop 523 assist Quitman Fire District in flag retirement ceremony

Members of the local Boy Scout Troop 523 assisted the Quitman Fire District (QFD) on Friday, October 28th with a ceremony held to  retire the flag that has flown in front of the Quitman Fire Station. By participating the in event the scouts earned two patches, one for flag etiquette and and the other for a fire station tour. 

“We were honored to assist the young scouts earn their badges,” said QFD Chief  Philip Brown. “We thank them for assisting us retiring our old American Flag with honor and raising our new American Flag!”

After the ceremony, members of the Quitman Fire District gave the Boy Scouts a tour of the fire station and allowed them to sit in a fire truck, don fire equipment apparel and showed them the correct way to handle a fire hose. 

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