John Duke Smith celebrated his 80th birthday last week during a surprise gathering of his friends from the Burleson Heritage Foundation.
Members of American Legion Post No. 235 observed Flag Day by honorably retiring unserviceable U.S. Flags. Once a flag is rendered to be of a condition no longer fitting for display, the U.S.
Badges were ceremonially pinned on five patrol officers Thursday at the Burleson Police Department by Chief Billy Cordell.
"This is a moment for us to celebrate," he said.