Independence Day with Tyler

Appleton, WI

Independence Day means so much to the United States. It is our declaration to independence and we celebrate with family, cookouts, festivals and fireworks. But this young man wanted to incorporate an education process which included our United States flag, our symbol of freedom.

Tyler Behrmann is a member of the Boy Scout Troop 43 of Neenah, Wisc. He understands the need for respect of our flag and overall flag etiquette. Tyler decided his Eagle Scout project would educate others about how to handle and retire Old Glory but first he educated himself.

Tyler started working with the Menasha Community Fest committee and asked for a booth to set up education materials. Then he incorporated the flag retirement ceremony so he needed to acquire a fire permit from the city of Menasha. With the help of American Legion Post 38 Commander Bill Falck and the Scarlet Guard Color Guard, Tyler had a formal flag retirement ceremony. How fitting as we pledge allegiance to our flag on July Fourth and remember the words “Under God, with liberty and justice for all.”

Tyler Behrmann recognized the need for flag etiquette and is a success in the eyes of The American Legion.

Pictured left to right
Tyler Behrmann, Aiden Last, Gabe Mauthe, Bill Falck, Post 38 Commander and members of the Scarlet Guard Color Guard are John Bourassa, Rick Eisenach, and Mark Jung

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