Briarcliff Manor's Boy Scout Troop 18 carried out an annual Flag Day tradition at on Thursday.
June 14 marks the day the United States flag was adopted and for the past decade or so, the village's scouts have gathered to give the flags a fitting retirement.
Joe Lalak, the troop's assistant scout manager, led the ceremony that included bringing down and folding a tattered flag from the park's flagpole, folding it properly and burning it.
Scouts and families were also invited to bring their own flags, as well as throw scraps of red, white and blue onto the fire.
Volunteer members of the were also on-hand to assist with the ceremony. The department headquarters on Pleasantville Road has a flag retirement drop-off accessible year-round outside its front door.
Lalak, a Korean War veteran, said it's important "to honor the American flag and honor the country."