Emile Ladnier American Legion Post 42 of Ocean Springs, Miss., conducted a dignified disposal of unserviceable American flags this past Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014, at the GI Museum in Gautier, Miss. A flag may be made from a piece of cloth or of fine silk. Its intrinsic value is far beyond price, for it is a precious symbol of all those veterans who have sacrificed so that we remain free in a free nation of men and women devoted to the ideals of Justice, freedom and democracy.
A certificate of appreciation was presented to Mr. and Mrs. Doug Mansfield, owners of the GI Museum, and Gulf Park Estates/St. Andrews Fire Protection District Dane Reid, also a member of Post 42, by Post Commander Marvin Anglin.
Post 42 meets each third Monday of the month at 6:30 p.m. in the Senior Citizen’s Center next to the Anderson Museum, Washington Ave., Ocean Springs, Miss.
Visiting the GI Museum prior to the ceremony are Post 42 members (left to right) James Norwacki, Robert Endt, Doug Mansfield, owner of the GI Museum, and Charles Gillies. Doug Mansfield's collection of 16,000 war-related items features items used from World War I to Iraq.