About 30 Fayetteville firefighters received promotions this morning in a ceremony at the Crown Coliseum Ballroom. Part of the ceremony included family members pinning the new insignia on the newly promoted officers.
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Worn-out military flags are finally laid to rest in a ceremony
In mid-June it was a special day for a lot of old military flags. They had seen their share of action, whether it was constant battering of weather or wartime, and the time had come to say goodbye. Nearly 100 flags, which had been flown all over America, were subsequently retired with full military honors, and burned. The 10th annual retirement ceremony took place on North Cool Spring Street at the local Independent Light Infantry Field. The function was again sponsored by the Daughters of the American Revolution and co-sponsored by the Sons of the American Revolution, Marquis de Lafayette Chapter and the FILI. The wood used to burn the flags had significance. Redwood, symbolizing the blood Americans have shed to make this country and keep…