On Sunday afternoon I attended an annual ceremony by the local American Legion post where unserviceable American flags are retired and burned in a respectful way. I've been to this a few times before but liked this years results better than years past. I was planning on doing an audio slideshow, but there was too much wind noise in the audio to make it sound good, so instead I just did a gallery.
I also wrote (what?!?!?!) a short story to go with it, which you can read on the Observer Web site HERE if you like