A special dedication ceremony for the flag marker at the Audie Murphy/American Cotton Museum is set for noon Thursday.

The dedication will take place at the museum near the Hunt County War Memorial and is part of Caleb Donnenworth’s Eagle Scout Project.

 Donnenworth belongs to Troop 377 and his project, “Proper Flag Etiquette and Disposal Awareness,” will come to fruition with the unveiling and dedication of the marker.

The ashes of worn American flags lie in the stone marker to serve as a reminder to respect the flag.

A plaque adorns the marker reminding all that the American flag should be retired respectfully when torn or tattered.

“Any damaged flags should be given to a Boy Scout troop, a VFW Post, the American Legion or another patriotic organization that respectfully retires flags,” said Linda Owens in a press release. “If you have a flag that needs to be retired, feel free to bring it to the dedication.”

For more information contact the museum at 903-450-4502.

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