The Greater Western Reserve Boy Scout Council Arrowhead District held a flag retirement ceremony Wednesday at the Trumbull County Veterans Memorial in Warren.
Local scouting groups took part in the event. From left, Dr. Ken Lapolla, a Navy veteran and keynote speaker at the event, assists Jim Rapone, a veteran and Boy Scout program director, and Cade Cratsley of Boy Scout Troop 50 in Cortland in placing the first flag on the fire. Here, Rapone speaks before placing a flag on the fire during the flag retirement ceremony.
photo by Bob Coupland