Ceremonial flag burning commencement held Saturday in Colonial Heights

COLONIAL HEIGHTS, Va. (WRIC) — A ceremonial flag burning commencement was held Saturday in Colonial Heights.

Thomas Colletti of Troop 101 chose to construct a flag retirement burn pit for his Eagle Scout Project.

It took 18 months for Colletti to construct the pit at the American Legion Post #284 in Colonial Heights. The project involved digging a hole and then lining it with bricks to construct the ceremonial space.

Colletti has been involved in scouts since he was 6-years-old and has worked his way through the ranks to get to this point.

He became an Eagle Scout on May 23rd after passing his Board of Review.

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