Young patriots

The Damascus Ruritan Club’s American flag retirement ceremony was held Saturday at the Damascus Community Center. Participating were members of Boy Scouts Troop 55 of North Georgetown. Flags collected from throughout the community were properly disposed of including the one at the Damascus Community Center. A new one was hoisted. Shown in the group photo, from left, Michael Sims, Dakota Herron, Aaron Todd, Robert Swinhart; back, from left, troop leader Paul Antram, Kent Salmen, Luke Salmen, Caleb Crowell and Jake Guthrie. (Salem News photos by J.D. Creer)