Flag Retirement Ceremony on Flag Day in Enterprise, Alabama

Real Estate Agent with Travis Realty

As they have twice a year for each of the last five years,

Sam Boswell Honda held their Flag Retirement Ceremony today. 

 (me, O'Neal Boswell, Terri Boswell)

As Senior Vice Commander of V.F.W. Post 6683, I was privileged to be the Master of Ceremony today and the Post was in charge of coordinating the event. Also participating were the American Legion Post 73 (I'm Judge Advocate in it), DAV Chapter 9, CAMV 28-3, Patriot Riders Motorcycle Club, Boy Scout Troop 150, Cub Scout Pack 77, and Girl Scout Troop 9241.

Our gracious Host and Sponsor, O'Neal & Sam Boswell  along with Ms. Terri Boswell, had the Staff at Boswell Honda cook hot-dogs and hamburgers for the attendees.

A special thanks to our Post Commander, Mr. Bob Cooper and our Quartermaster, the esteemed Mr. Connie Hudson, for their valuable part. Along with out Post Chaplin, Mr. Ben McKee, and Post Bugler, Mr. Bill Blackstock and the other Post members who came out and helped.

These are some shots of the ceremony and a nice video & article that a local television station did on it.


A few photos.


  A 45 star Parade Flag from 1896



   News article link.

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Travis Parker
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Comments (5)

Conrad Allen
Re/Max Professional Associates - Webster, MA
Webster, Ma, Realtor

Hi Travis.  A beautiful, respectful ceremony.  Thanks and thank you for your service to our country.

Jun 14, 2014 08:51 PM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Thanks for sharing your flag retirement ceremony. 

Have an outstanding week.

Jun 15, 2014 03:42 AM
Ron Marshall
Marshall Enterprises - Saint Michael, MN
Birdhouse Builder Extraordinaire

You really know how to treat a flag!  And, Boswell Honda is to be commended.  Our neighbor leaves his up year around on a pole, day and night, until it is ratty.  It is so sad!

Jun 18, 2014 01:08 AM
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

What a wonderful tradition...well done!  Glad you shared it, great pictures!

Jun 19, 2014 09:10 AM
Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint
Sandpoint Realty LLC - Sandpoint, ID
North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227

A belated kudos on Master of Ceremony and a never too late 'thank you' for your service.

Jul 26, 2014 06:51 AM