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PHOTOS: Raising 'new' glory

Tim Stocking, of Olive Branch, Miss., raises an American flag Thursday afternoon at the Servicemen's Memorial Cemetery in Mitchell. Stocking, a retired Air Force lieutenant colonel, flew the flag over Afghanistan in 2005 as an aircraft commander in a B-1 to give to his parents Rose and the late Bernie Stocking, of Mitchell. Rose was no longer able to hang the flag and donated it to the American Legion to replace the flag at the cemetery. (Sean Ryan/The Daily Republic)1 / 2
Bill Jackson, left, honor guard and firing squad member at the American Legion in Mitchell, removes the old flag Thursday at the Servicemen's Memorial Cemetery as Tim Stocking, of Olive Branch, Miss., prepares to raise a new flag. Stocking, a retired U.S. Air Force lieutenant colonel, flew the flag over Afghanistan in 2005 in a B-1 to give to his parents Rose and the late Bernie Stocking, of Mitchell. Rose was no longer able to hang the flag and donated it. (Sean Ryan/The Daily Republic)2 / 2

An American flag that flew over Afghanistan in a B-1 is raised Thursday at Servicemen's Memorial Cemetery in Mitchell. (Photos by Sean Ryan/The Daily Republic)

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