FLAG DEMONSTRATION: At a recent meeting of the Charles Burkett Thayer American Legion Post 344, Sgt. Brown and Sgt. Carroll of the West Plains National Guard MP Company demonstrated proper handling of the American flag at burial ceremonies. The post provides burial details for veterans in Missouri and Arkansas. Post Adjutant Doyle Fink said proper handling of the flag at funerals is a beautiful display of reverence and respect for veterans who have made their final roll call.