More than 100 attended last week’s Flag Day observance at the Oakhurst Lutheran Church. Following the speeches by California Highway Patrol Public Information Officer Kaci Lutz, a Black Hawk helicopter pilot, and Mike Vaughn (far right), who served during the Vietnam War, more than 100 worn flags were burned. The original flag is in the Smithsonian, a little smaller because the family who had the flag gave pieces out as gifts and souvenirs.
More than 100 attended last week’s Flag Day observance at the Oakhurst Lutheran Church. Following the speeches by California Highway Patrol Public Information Officer Kaci Lutz, a Black Hawk helicopter pilot, and Mike Vaughn (far right), who served during the Vietnam War, more than 100 worn flags were burned. The original flag is in the Smithsonian, a little smaller because the family who had the flag gave pieces out as gifts and souvenirs. Debbie Sebastian Special to Sierra Star
More than 100 attended last week’s Flag Day observance at the Oakhurst Lutheran Church. Following the speeches by California Highway Patrol Public Information Officer Kaci Lutz, a Black Hawk helicopter pilot, and Mike Vaughn (far right), who served during the Vietnam War, more than 100 worn flags were burned. The original flag is in the Smithsonian, a little smaller because the family who had the flag gave pieces out as gifts and souvenirs. Debbie Sebastian Special to Sierra Star

Putting Old Glory to rest

June 20, 2017 02:09 PM

UPDATED June 20, 2017 02:09 PM

More Videos

  • Total solar eclipse over U.S. will cast a partial shadow over Fresno

    A narrow band extending across the United States will experience a total eclipse of the sun Monday, Aug. 21. The North American continent will experience a partial eclipse that lasts two to three hours. Halfway through the event, anyone within a 60 to 70 mile-wide path from Oregon to South Carolina will experience a total eclipse. During those moments when the moon fully blocks the sun’s bright face for more than two minutes, day will turn into night, making visible the solar corona, the sun’s outer atmosphere.