The American Flag that flies over the Trident Academy courtyard traveled a long way from Columbia where it previously flew over the South Carolina State House. South Carolina Representative Chip Limehouse, III presented the school with its new flag a day after three Trident Academy Boy Scouts retired the old flag.
“We are very proud that Rep. Limehouse wanted to present us with a flag that flew over the S.C. State House,” says Kathy Cook, head of school. “It was even more special to have Alex, Mitchell, and Philip perform the flag retirement ceremony under the leadership of a Scout Master and current Trident Academy father.”
According to the United States Flag Code, “The flag, when it is in such condition that it is no longer a fitting emblem of display, should be destroyed in a dignified way, preferably by burning.”
As members of local Boy Scout troops, Alex, Mitchell, and Philip facilitated the proper disposal of our tattered and faded U.S. Flag. Using an approved technique, the boys separated the stripes from each other and properly burned the flag.
“My favorite part about the morning was burning the flag,” shares Philip. It certainly was a sight to watch and an experience to learn from.
Representative Harry “Chip” Limehouse, III was elected to represent the 110th district in the South Carolina House of Representatives in 1994, taking office in 1995, and has served in that position since. Representative Limehouse is a real estate broker, and owns Limehouse Properties, a family business. He currently serves on the Ways and Means Committee, the South Carolina House Republican Caucus, and is a member of the South Carolina Transportation Infrastructure Bank.