The Roanoke Rapids HS Social Studies Department, American Legion Post 98 and the Halifax Resolves Chapter NC SAR sponsored a Joint Flag Retirement for the students during their Power B Period. The ceremony was written by the students that included comments by American Legion Post 98 Adjutant Mr. J. Rives Manning about “What the Flag Means to Me”. Mr. Robert Bemis, Site Director of Historic Halifax and Historical Interpreter Mr. Frank McMahon fired musket volleys as “Taps” was played. The Roanoke Rapids Fire Department was on hand to supervise the burn. A total of 164 students attended the event.