Scouts tend continuous campfire for flag retirement in Bristol


BRISTOL, VA - Local boy scouts are taking on the responsibility of respectfully disposing of American flags. Scouts from the Sequoyah Council are camping out in Bristol all week.

They are honorably burning flags that are tattered and can no longer be flown. As part of the ceremony, they salute the flags before disposing of them. The scouts will keep the campfire burning all week.

"It makes me feel really good inside because of all the veterans who have died protecting that flag," said scout Hunter Myers. "It just makes me feel really good about myself to be able to honor them and the flag together."

Anyone with a flag that needs to be retired can bring it to the campsite this week. It's at the corner of State Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard in the WCYB parking lot.