Image of the Day: American Flag Retirement Ceremony

Lt. Earl Wilson, from the amphibious transport dock ship USS New Orleans (LPD 18) places an unserviceable American flag into the fire during an American flag retirement ceremony at American Legion Post 434.

New Orleans is homeported in San Diego while undergoing a planned incremental availability maintenance period at BAE Systems Ship Repair.

Image: U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Brandon Cyr