Jimmy Dyess Young Marines Flag Retirement Ceremony at Elks Lodge 205 (2.27.16)

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Some of the 75-80 old flags collectied are disposed of during a flag retirement ceremony conducted by the Jimmie Dyess Young Marines at Elks Lodge 205, Saturday, Feb. 27, 2016, in Martinez, Georgia. According to US Flag Code, only one flag is burned during the ceremony and the remaining flags are disposed at the conclusion of the ceremony. TODD BENNETT/STAFF

by: Todd Bennett

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Some of the 75-80 old flags collectied are disposed of during a flag retirement ceremony conducted by the Jimmie Dyess Young Marines at Elks Lodge 205, Saturday, Feb. 27, 2016, in Martinez, Georgia. According to US Flag Code, only one flag is burned during the ceremony and the remaining flags are disposed at the conclusion of the ceremony. TODD BENNETT/STAFF

by: Todd Bennett

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Some of the 75-80 old flags collectied are disposed of during a flag retirement ceremony conducted by the Jimmie Dyess Young Marines at Elks Lodge 205, Saturday, Feb. 27, 2016, in Martinez, Georgia. According to US Flag Code, only one flag is burned during the ceremony and the remaining flags are disposed at the conclusion of the ceremony. TODD BENNETT/STAFF

by: Todd Bennett

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Some of the 75-80 old flags collectied are disposed of during a flag retirement ceremony conducted by the Jimmie Dyess Young Marines at Elks Lodge 205, Saturday, Feb. 27, 2016, in Martinez, Georgia. According to US Flag Code, only one flag is burned during the ceremony and the remaining flags are disposed at the conclusion of the ceremony. TODD BENNETT/STAFF

by: Todd Bennett

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Some of the 75-80 old flags collectied are disposed of during a flag retirement ceremony conducted by the Jimmie Dyess Young Marines at Elks Lodge 205, Saturday, Feb. 27, 2016, in Martinez, Georgia. According to US Flag Code, only one flag is burned during the ceremony and the remaining flags are disposed at the conclusion of the ceremony. TODD BENNETT/STAFF

by: Todd Bennett

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People pay their respects as Elks Lodge 205's old and worn flag is burned during a retirement ceremony conducted by the Jimmie Dyess Young Marines, Saturday, Feb. 27, 2016, in Martinez, Georgia. According to US Flag Code, only one flag is burned during the ceremony and the remaining flags are disposed at the conclusion of the ceremony. TODD BENNETT/STAFF

by: Todd Bennett

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A member of the Jimmie Dyess Young Marines salutes as Elks Lodge 205's old and worn flag is burned during a retirement ceremony conducted by the Young Marines, Saturday, Feb. 27, 2016, in Martinez, Georgia. According to US Flag Code, only one flag is burned during the ceremony and the remaining flags are disposed at the conclusion of the ceremony. TODD BENNETT/STAFF

by: Todd Bennett

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Elks Lodge 205 members salute as their old and worn flag is burned during a retirement ceremony conducted by the Jimmie Dyess Young Marines, Saturday, Feb. 27, 2016, in Martinez, Georgia. According to US Flag Code, only one flag is burned during the ceremony and the remaining flags are disposed at the conclusion of the ceremony. TODD BENNETT/STAFF

by: Todd Bennett

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A member of the Jimmie Dyess Young Marines salutes as Elks Lodge 205's old and worn flag is burned during a retirement ceremony conducted by the Young Marines, Saturday, Feb. 27, 2016, in Martinez, Georgia. According to US Flag Code, only one flag is burned during the ceremony and the remaining flags are disposed at the conclusion of the ceremony. TODD BENNETT/STAFF

by: Todd Bennett

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A member of the Jimmie Dyess Young Marines salutes as Elks Lodge 205's old and worn flag is burned during a retirement ceremony conducted by the Young Marines, Saturday, Feb. 27, 2016, in Martinez, Georgia. According to US Flag Code, only one flag is burned during the ceremony and the remaining flags are disposed at the conclusion of the ceremony. TODD BENNETT/STAFF

by: Todd Bennett

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Master Sgt. Bill Ragan salutes as Elks Lodge 205's old and worn flag is burned during a retirement ceremony conducted by the Jimmie Dyess Young Marines, Saturday, Feb. 27, 2016, in Martinez, Georgia. According to US Flag Code, only one flag is burned during the ceremony and the remaining flags are disposed at the conclusion of the ceremony. TODD BENNETT/STAFF

by: Todd Bennett

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Master Sgt. Bill Ragan salutes as Elks Lodge 205's old and worn flag is burned during a retirement ceremony conducted by the Jimmie Dyess Young Marines, Saturday, Feb. 27, 2016, in Martinez, Georgia. According to US Flag Code, only one flag is burned during the ceremony and the remaining flags are disposed at the conclusion of the ceremony. TODD BENNETT/STAFF

by: Todd Bennett

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Elks Lodge 205's old and worn flag is burned during a retirement ceremony conducted by the Jimmie Dyess Young Marines, Saturday, Feb. 27, 2016, in Martinez, Georgia. According to US Flag Code, only one flag is burned during the ceremony and the remaining flags are disposed at the conclusion of the ceremony. TODD BENNETT/STAFF

by: Todd Bennett

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Master Sgt. Bill Ragan salutes as Elks Lodge 205's old and worn flag is burned during a retirement ceremony conducted by the Jimmie Dyess Young Marines, Saturday, Feb. 27, 2016, in Martinez, Georgia. According to US Flag Code, only one flag is burned during the ceremony and the remaining flags are disposed at the conclusion of the ceremony. TODD BENNETT/STAFF

by: Todd Bennett

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A fire is reduced to coals according to the US Flag Code for retiring flags during a ceremony conducted by the Jimmie Dyess Young Marines at Elks Lodge 205, Saturday, Feb. 27, 2016, in Martinez, Georgia. TODD BENNETT/STAFF

by: Todd Bennett

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Master Sgt. Bill Ragan places Elks Lodge 205's old and worn flag over coals during a retirement ceremony conducted by the Jimmie Dyess Young Marines, Saturday, Feb. 27, 2016, in Martinez, Georgia. According to US Flag Code, only one flag is burned during the ceremony and the remaining flags are disposed at the conclusion of the ceremony. TODD BENNETT/STAFF

by: Todd Bennett

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The old and worn flag from Elks Lodge 205 is passed from cadet to cadet during a flag retirement ceremony conducted by the Jimmie Dyess Young Marines at Elks Lodge 205, Saturday, Feb. 27, 2016, in Martinez, Georgia. TODD BENNETT/STAFF

by: Todd Bennett

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Exalted Leader Chuck Burke of Elks Lodge 205 watches as the lodge's old and worn flag is passed from cadet to cadet during a flag retirement ceremony conducted by the Jimmie Dyess Young Marines at Elks Lodge 205, Saturday, Feb. 27, 2016, in Martinez, Georgia. TODD BENNETT/STAFF

by: Todd Bennett

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Exalted Leader Chuck Burke of Elks Lodge 205 watches as the lodge's old and worn flag is passed from cadet to cadet during a flag retirement ceremony conducted by the Jimmie Dyess Young Marines at Elks Lodge 205, Saturday, Feb. 27, 2016, in Martinez, Georgia. TODD BENNETT/STAFF

by: Todd Bennett

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Master Sgt. Bill Ragan helps members of the Jimmie Dyess Young Marines fold the old and worn flag in front of Elks Lodge 205 during a flag retirement ceremony, Saturday, Feb. 27, 2016, in Martinez, Georgia. TODD BENNETT/STAFF

by: Todd Bennett

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Master Sgt. Bill Ragan helps members of the Jimmie Dyess Young Marines fold the old and worn flag in front of Elks Lodge 205 during a flag retirement ceremony, Saturday, Feb. 27, 2016, in Martinez, Georgia. TODD BENNETT/STAFF

by: Todd Bennett

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Exalted Leader Chuck Burke of Elks Lodge 205 passes the lodges old and worn flag to a Jimmie Dyess Young Marine cadet during a retirement ceremony at the lodge, Saturday, Feb. 27, 2016, in Martinez, Georgia. TODD BENNETT/STAFF

by: Todd Bennett

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Members of the Jimmie Dyess Young Marines fold the old and worn flag in front of Elks Lodge 205 during a flag retirement ceremony, Saturday, Feb. 27, 2016, in Martinez, Georgia. TODD BENNETT/STAFF

by: Todd Bennett

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A new flag is hoisted as members of the Jimmie Dyess Young Marines fold the old and worn flag in front of Elks Lodge 205 during a flag retirement ceremony, Saturday, Feb. 27, 2016, in Martinez, Georgia. TODD BENNETT/STAFF

by: Todd Bennett

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A new flag is hoisted as members of the Jimmie Dyess Young Marines fold the old and worn flag in front of Elks Lodge 205 during a flag retirement ceremony, Saturday, Feb. 27, 2016, in Martinez, Georgia. TODD BENNETT/STAFF

by: Todd Bennett

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Members of the Jimmie Dyess Young Marines lower the old and worn flag in front of Elks Lodge 205 during a flag retirement ceremony, Saturday, Feb. 27, 2016, in Martinez, Georgia. TODD BENNETT/STAFF

by: Todd Bennett

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Jimmie Dyess Young Marines listen to instructions from Ret. Master Sgt. Bill Ragan (and Elks Member) as they prepare to perform a ceremony to retire flags at Elks Lodge 205, Saturday, Feb. 27, 2016, in Martinez, Georgia. TODD BENNETT/STAFF

by: Todd Bennett

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Jimmie Dyess Young Marines fall into formation during a ceremony conducted by the Jimmie Dyess Young Marines at Elks Lodge 205, Saturday, Feb. 27, 2016, in Martinez, Georgia. TODD BENNETT/STAFF

by: Todd Bennett

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Jimmie Dyess Young Marines fall into formation during a ceremony conducted by the Jimmie Dyess Young Marines at Elks Lodge 205, Saturday, Feb. 27, 2016, in Martinez, Georgia. TODD BENNETT/STAFF

by: Todd Bennett

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For several weeks, the Jimmie Dyess Young Marines and Elks Lodge 205 have collected 75-80 flags to be retired during a ceremony conducted by the Jimmie Dyess Young Marines at Elks Lodge 205, Saturday, Feb. 27, 2016, in Martinez, Georgia. TODD BENNETT/STAFF

by: Todd Bennett

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The old and worn flag flying in front of Elks Lodge 205 is retired during a ceremony conducted by the Jimmie Dyess Young Marines at Elks Lodge 205, Saturday, Feb. 27, 2016, in Martinez, Georgia. TODD BENNETT/STAFF

by: Todd Bennett

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Jimmie Dyess Young Marines cadets practice drilling before a ceremony conducted by the Jimmie Dyess Young Marines at Elks Lodge 205, Saturday, Feb. 27, 2016, in Martinez, Georgia. TODD BENNETT/STAFF

by: Todd Bennett

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