The Alexander Stirling Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution retired hundreds of U.S. flags during aceremony Nov. 15 at the Louisiana War Veterans Home in Jackson.

The community invited to the ceremony included veterans who live at the home and in the nearby community, the West Feliciana Navy Junior ROTC and DAR members. 

Alexander Stirling Chapter Regent Nancy Bickham and members Brenda Ellzey and Patsy Langlois were part of the flag retirement program, which properly disposes of worn-out flags through burning.

Music included the national anthem sung by Sycondria Wilson with Bobby Powell on the keyboard. Larry Bamgarden, Tom Berryhill and his daughter Karen Barrow, and the Rev. Clark Fooshee provided other music.

Veterans, including Thomas Bethany and Tom Phillips who live at the veteran's home and Charles King, Jim Parker, John Patten, Ron Thompson, and Pat Widner, from the area, talked about the flag, what it represents and its history.

Maj. Tito MaLik Jones, of the Marine Corps, and the Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps cadets from West Feliciana were in charge of burning the flags.