9/11 remembrance ceremony in Sasebo

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U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kristopher S. Haley/Released
U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kristopher S. Haley/Released

9/11 remembrance ceremony in Sasebo

by: Kristopher S. Haley | .
Digital Media Center | .
published: September 13, 2016

SASEBO, Japan - Commander, U.S. Fleet Activities Sasebo Chief Petty Officer Selectee Intelligence Specialist 1st class Nicholas Skorup lays a stripe from the American Flag on the fire during a flag retirement and 9/11 remembrance ceremony. When a U.S. flag becomes worn, torn, faded, or badly soiled, the flag should be retired with the dignity and respect befitting it. The traditional method is to cut the flag into pieces; separating the 13 stripes from canton and incinerating them separately in a respectful manner. The 9/11 ceremony honored those that lost their lives in the terrorist attacks.

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