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Fourteenth Ward Ald. Edward M. Burke and Rhine VFW Post 2729 Commander Charlie Johnson display one of nearly 200 worn out flags Johnson recently brought to Burke’s office.

The flags were collected by the post since 2019. Burke’s staffers, in turn, brought them to W.G.N. Flags on the Southeast Side, to be burned in accordance with VFW flag disposal guidelines.

The Rhine VFW Post, 5858 S. Archer, continues to serve as a collection point for people looking to dispose of flags respectfully.

– Supplied photo

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