Photo: Folding Old Glory

BUTCH MERIWETHER/Courtesy

BUTCH MERIWETHER/Courtesy

Retired U.S. Marine Corps First Sergeant Ben Leith, left, who is also a Kingman Elk, helps Cedar Hills Elementary School student Zachary Cochran fold the U.S. flag as Dakota Noriega, far right, another student at the elementary school holds the other end of the flag. Don Hickey, a member of the Dean W. Reiter Marine Corps League, center, holds the middle of the flag and Norm Burns, the current commandant of the Kingman area Marine Corps League detachment, looks on. The members of the Kingman Marine Corps League detachment and the Elks were at the school to give the students a demonstration on the proper folding of Old Glory and to raise a new flag that was donated by the Kingman Elks Lodge. Also in attendance was: Dr. Thomas McCraley, interim superintendent for Hackberry Elementary School District No. 3; Naomi Barghoulz, a board member of Hackberry; and Gary Juneau, a member of Kingman Elks Lodge. The presentation and flag-raising ceremony came about through the joint efforts of retired Marine Corps Major Laurie Lawson, the board president of Hackberry, and Terry Flanigan, a former Marine and member of the Marine Corps League.