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Statesboro Boy Scout to retire old, tattered flags in ceremony
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James Nevil, a Boy Scout with Statesboro Primitive Baptist Church's Troop 342, invites the public to attend a flag retirement ceremony at 6:30 p.m. Monday in the Boy Scout Hut on East Main Street, just across from the church.

Visitors should park on the opposite side of the church building in the large church parking lot.

As part of his Eagle Scout project for rank advancement, Nevil has been collecting worn and tattered or faded and soiled American flags to retire them properly with honor and respect. Through his project, he helped educate his fellow Scouts on the proper care and retirement of the American flag.

Nevil placed collection boxes at local businesses across the community for the convenience of flag drop-offs.

"Everyone I've talked to has been very appreciative and supportive of the Boy Scouts' efforts to keep honor in our nation," said Nevil of his project. "Community support has been great."

Nevil is pleased with the number of flags donated to the project and looks forward to retiring the old flags in a special service with dignity and honor.


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