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Several fires are set up for the burning of the flags. The U.S. Navy Sea Cadets, Commodore Perry Division, host the second phase of Operation Respect at the Navy Operational Support Center in Perrysburg, Ohio on December 14, 2013. An estimated 4,500 flags which had been collected last month are burned in accordance with the Federal Flag Code.

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U.S. Navy Sea Cadets Joe Hines, of Swanton, left, and Ryan Libstorff, of Bedford, Michigan, place the flag from which the star field had been cut from the stripes on the fire. It is the first to be incinerated.

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Claude Cawood, 92, of Bedford, Michigan, is one of a score of people who cut the stars from the stripes as part of the flag ceremony. Cawood served in the Pacific in the U.S. Army and Navy from 1939-1945.

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Alexis Knapp, 16, of Toledo, left, and Magnus Collins, 13, of Perysburg, with a box of some of the flags to be incinerated at the beginning of the ceremony. At right, facing camera, is Adam Canterbury, 16, of Tontogany, and at far right, back to camera is Mathew Nowakowski, 13, of Sylvania Canterbury and Nowakowski are reading part of the script for the incineration ceremony. [It was held indoors due to the weather.]

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Major Jim Nowak monitoring one of the burn sites for the flags.

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Maumee resident Sean Stuart sweeps off his early graduation present in the parking lot of Heatherview Plaza Shopping Center in Toledo.

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Albert Welch, left, and William Tenney are forced to walk their bikes to their homes at Reynolds Village after getting gas at a nearby gas station for a snow blower.

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Shane Johnoff tees off while playing disc golf in the deep snow with his Five Guys coworkers at Ottawa Park in Toledo. In back from left: Tim Johnson, Jermaine Rader, and Larry Beers.

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Bedford residents Ashley Nicholson, 17, and Trevor Krall, 16, skate on opening day at Ottawa Park in Toledo.

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Albert Welch, left, and William Tenney are forced to walk their bikes to their homes at Reynolds Village.

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From front to back: Perrysburg friends Olivia Bertok, Paige Krabbenbos, and Taylor McLaughlin are piled on top of each other as they sled down the Wagener Sledding Hill at Side Cut Metropark in Maumee.

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Toledoan Amanda Williams and her son Elijah, 6, intertubes down the Wagener Sledding Hill.

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Wearing shorts, Ken Dreeze shovels his Kingston Dr. sidewalk in Maumee.

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An ABCO worker removes a car that slid off the I-80 turnpike westbound near the Maumee exit.

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An ABCO worker removes a car that slid off the I-80 turnpike.

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Jermaine Rader sets himself in deep snow for a throw during disc golf with friends at Ottawa Park in Toledo, Ohio. He and his 3 Five Guys coworkers begged other workers to work for them so they could play disc golf in the snow.

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Covered in snow, Toledoan Harry Andrews puts on gloves for his grandson Ta'Shawn Fizer, 5, at Ottawa Park Ice Rink in Toledo.

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Ottawa Park Ice Rink manager Joe Minnich snow blows around the rink for skaters during opening day.

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Kalista Yunker, 12, of Maumee, warms her hands after sledding at the Wagener Sledding Hill.

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Daniel Boltz, of Swanton, clears out the driveway of one the rental properties he owns in Swanton. Boltz used an old 1952 Ford 8N to plow.

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Daniel Boltz, of Swanton, clears out the driveway of one the rental properties he owns in Swanton.

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Daniel Boltz, of Swanton, clears out a driveway.

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Harley Fountain, 9, laughs as she creates a snow angel in the front yard of her Swanton home.

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Lamar Howze tries to dig out the family car for his wife Cynthia Howze, after it got stuck in the snow while they were leaving their home on Woodland near City Park, Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013.

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