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Flag Day
and
Annual Flag Retirement - 2008

Jointly Sponsored by the C.A.R.

 

This yearís Flag Retirement Ceremony was held at the Great Falls Library and was a successful retirement of 27 American flags. Several of the flags had memorial significance such as marking the graves of Revolutionary War Veterans. Other flags had been proudly displayed by citizens of Great Falls.

 

Participants retire worn flags.

State President of Virginia Society C.A.R Martina Caputy (center), Dana McLaughlin, and Daughter Caroline McLaughlin assist Firefighter Lee Martin in retiring worn/unuseable flags.

SAR Member Andrew Monahan retires “Courage”

Andrew Monahan retires the red stripe “Courage” as Fire Chief Frank Smith looks on.

Chief Frank Smith and Firefighter Lee Martin of the Great Falls Volunteer Fire Department assisted with the flag retirement. Members of the Fairfax County Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) also supported this event with their presence and participation.

 

The ceremony began by retiring a single flag that was separated into its individual components, 13 stripes and the blue field of stars. Participants read the meaning of section and retired the individual pieces. The reaming flags were retired, and at the conclusion of this event, Martina Caputy, State President of Virginia C.A.R., presented a new flag to the Great Falls Library representative, Linden Renner.

 

Community participation in Flag Retirement Ceremony

Community members particiapte in Flag Retirement Ceremony

John Sinks retires the flag that was flown over his ancestorís grave, Daniel Chapman.

John Sinks retires the flag that was flown over his ancestorís grave, Daniel Chapman.

Martina Caputy presents a new flag to Linden Renner

Martina Caputy presents a new flag to Linden Renner, Branch Manager of the Great Falls Library in appreciation for the use of the Library facilities as a venue for the flag Retirement ceremony.

 

 

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