Fort Loramie teenager creates drop-off box for retired flags


Aubrey Baker, 17, daughter of Jack and Annette Baker, stands next to her Retired Flag Drop Box she created as part of her project for the Fort Loramie Liberty Days Queen contest. On the left is Roger Bertke, Commander, Fort Loramie American Legion, Post 355, and on the right is Cindy Plas, President, Fort Loramie American Legion, Unit 355.

Aubrey Baker, 17, daughter of Jack and Annette Baker, stands next to her Retired Flag Drop Box she created as part of her project for the Fort Loramie Liberty Days Queen contest. On the left is Roger Bertke, Commander, Fort Loramie American Legion, Post 355, and on the right is Cindy Plas, President, Fort Loramie American Legion, Unit 355.


FORT LORAMIE — Aubrey Baker, daughter of Jack and Annette Baker, participated in the Fort Loramie Liberty Days Queen contest this past July and was sponsored by Fort Loramie American Legion Auxiliary, Unit 355.

As part of this contest, the participants must complete a patriotic project and Baker chose to create a retired flag drop box to be located at the Fort Loramie American Legion, Post 355.

Baker’s project earned her the ‘Most Patriotic’ award and she was also named the first runner-up during the Queen contest.

The retired flag drop box can be found at the Fort Loramie American Legion, Post 355 near the rear entrance. Community members may deposit their worn, torn or tattered flags at any time and these flags will be respectfully retired according the the US Flag Code.

Aubrey Baker, 17, daughter of Jack and Annette Baker, stands next to her Retired Flag Drop Box she created as part of her project for the Fort Loramie Liberty Days Queen contest. On the left is Roger Bertke, Commander, Fort Loramie American Legion, Post 355, and on the right is Cindy Plas, President, Fort Loramie American Legion, Unit 355.
https://www.sidneydailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/47/2021/10/web1_Aubrey-w-Roger-Cindy.jpgAubrey Baker, 17, daughter of Jack and Annette Baker, stands next to her Retired Flag Drop Box she created as part of her project for the Fort Loramie Liberty Days Queen contest. On the left is Roger Bertke, Commander, Fort Loramie American Legion, Post 355, and on the right is Cindy Plas, President, Fort Loramie American Legion, Unit 355.