Girl Scouts to retire flag at North Charleston HQ

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) -- More than 30 Girl Scouts will gather at the group's North Charleston headquarters Sunday afternoon to raise new United States, South Carolina and Girl Scout flags.{}

The old flags will be retired as part of the ceremony that's salted to start at 3 p.m. at the Dorchester Road facility.{}

The scouts will also honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. for the upcoming holiday.{}

The event is free, but organizers are asking people to bring a non-perishable food donation that will be given to the Lowcountry Food Bank.{}

"The girls have found in putting this flag ceremony together that many people have not attended or seen a flag ceremony," a release from the group reads. "They are excited to present such an important, patriotic event to the public -- some of whom will be experiencing the ceremony for the first time."

The keynote speaker will be Lt. Col. Deborah Rieflin, an Air Force pilot stationed in Charleston and a mother of a daughter heavily involved in Scouting.