Kai Brown, from left, Luke Weisbecker, Morgan Bock, Eli Bickford and Trey Blackmon fold a flag that needs to be retired before burning them in a flag retirement ceremony Thursday evening at Freedom Park on Golden Gate Parkway in Naples. This is the ninth year the Boy Scouts of America Troop 243 in Naples has held the ceremony. About 400 flags were burned Thursday night. Scouting and Military personnel are the only two entities allowed to retire an American flag properly through burial or burning, said Thomas Birch, scout master of Troop 243. Lexey Swall/Staff

Photo by LEXEY SWALL

Kai Brown, from left, Luke Weisbecker, Morgan Bock, Eli Bickford and Trey Blackmon fold a flag that needs to be retired before burning them in a flag retirement ceremony Thursday evening at Freedom Park on Golden Gate Parkway in Naples. This is the ninth year the Boy Scouts of America Troop 243 in Naples has held the ceremony. About 400 flags were burned Thursday night. Scouting and Military personnel are the only two entities allowed to retire an American flag properly through burial or burning, said Thomas Birch, scout master of Troop 243. Lexey Swall/Staff

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