Tattered and torn flags were given a respectful disposal in Osakis on Flag Day, June 14.
During the Osakis VFW Post 7902 flag retirement ceremony, 145 U.S. flags were solemnly burned, along with five Minnesota flags, five Prisoners of War flags, one police flag and 48 grave or stick flags.
VFW Commander Lee Christopherson served as the master of ceremonies.
Members also showed the correct way to fold a U.S. flag.
Local Boy Scout Troop 426 carried the flags to the fire.