Northeast Times

Photo page: A special salute

  • Goodbye, Old Glory: Gorge Rodriguez, 7, from St. Martin of Tours Troop 100, salutes the torn flag. PHOTOS BY DONNA DIPAOLO

  • Goodbye, Old Glory: Local resident Frank Schaeffer hands a new flag to Rodriguez. PHOTOS BY DONNA DIPAOLO

  • Goodbye, Old Glory: Schaeffer cuts the old flag. PHOTOS BY DONNA DIPAOLO

  • Nick Evans, Bradley Astoveza and Rodriguez replace the retired flag with a new one. PHOTOS BY DONNA DIPAOLO

  • The ceremony concluded after replacing the tattered, damaged flag with a new one. PHOTOS BY DONNA DIPAOLO

A ce­re­mony at Roosevelt Play­ground was held on Sat­urday to re­tire an Amer­ic­an flag that was tattered by Su­per­storm Sandy. The ashes of the old flag were bur­ied. ••

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