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Boy Scouts to hold flag retirement event tonight

Ashland Boy Scout Troop No. 112 will hold a U.S. flag retirement ceremony at 7 tonight at Lithia Park, just above the Ashland Parks and Recreation Department offices at the lower fire ring.

The ceremony is open to the public. Attendees should park at the Cotton Memorial area or near the Parks and Recreation building.

The ceremony abides by the U.S. Flag Code, which states, "The flag, when it is in such condition that it is no longer a fitting emblem for display, should be destroyed in a dignified way, preferably by burning."

Airport's Oval Office exhibit open to public on July 4

The Medford airport's Oval Office exhibit will be open to the public from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Independence Day, airport officials said.

The event is free, and attendees are welcome to take photos. An airport enforcement officer will be on-site to validate parking for those coming to the airport specifically to view the room.

The Oval Office is a replica of the presidential room at the White House.

Items about the life of President John F. Kennedy also will be on display, courtesy of collector Joyce Hailicka.

Compiled from staff reports

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