They stood, some saluting and others with their hands over their heart, as the old flag burned.
American Legion Post 82 hosted a flag burning ceremony on Saturday, with Marion County Honor Guard and local Boy Scouts attending.
Bobby Baker, master of ceremonies, said flags deemed unserviceable are to be properly disposed of by burning. New flags are to replace the old.
Baker said flags today have value at stores, but the meaning behind the fabric is so much more.
"But its real value is beyond price," he said.