HARRODSBURG - A bunch of U.S. flags were burned Monday night, but it was not a part of a protest.
This flag burning was done by the members of two Boy Scout troops in Harrodsburg in accordance with federal law in a ceremony near the flag pole at Fort Harrod. Scouts from Troops 127 and 68 retired more than 30 flags.
Before burning them, the Scouts took them apart, separating the red and white strips and the white stars on the blue field into three piles of fabric.
"That's done so it is technically no longer a flag and therefore not the symbol of our country," said Vance Smith, Troop 127 committee chairman.