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17th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest The American Experience
Worn Out Flag

Flags that have been rendered unfit for service are retired. In order to give them proper dignity and respect, it goes through a ceremony and proper burning. The flags inside this bin has flown on gravesites of those that had fallen. After some period of time, the wear out because of the weather elements.

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Date Taken: 06.2019
Date Uploaded: 06.2019
Photo Location: St Johns, Arizona, United States of America
Copyright: © Doug Barretto