The Week In Review-The Weekend Ahead

Flag Retirement Ceremony at Washington Headquarters

Flag Retirement Ceremony at Washington Headquarters

Newburgh ELKS 247 held Flag Retirement Ceremony on June 14 at Washington Headquarters. Presenting the Colors were-Civil Air Patrol Honor Guard-NER-NY-22,Cadet Lieutenant Colonel Leanora K. Ware sang the Star Spangled Banner. History of the flag was read by Paul Ernenwein. Michael Kirto Exalted Ruler welcomed the crowd, Leonard Shustack announced all the visitors and County Officials present  . Boy Scout Troop Twenty Seven and girls scouts marched the flags during the history of flags. Guest Speaker Lt Col Brian Silver New York Air National Guard talked about the meaning of the flag when the service men and women go on tours of duty and how lucky we are to have served in this free nation. After the fire was lit the flags were placed for burning TAPS was played. After words everyone was invited to the ELKS Hall for refreshments. (Photos by Bob McCormick)

Flag Day last

Caption 1 – Elks Officers

Caption 2- Flags burned during ceremony

 

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

Basic HTML is allowed. Your email address will not be published.

Subscribe to this comment feed via RSS

%d bloggers like this: