POW/MIA flags that need to be retired have been deposited in the new
Flag Drop Box at
Post 1463. Those flags along with others collected by local boy scouts
were retired at a ceremony on
April 12 as part of the annual Boy Scout Camporee in Lititz.
Post Commander Joel Ellis spoke to the scouts and others attending the
ceremony about the respect due
the American flag and that when we retire a POW/MIA flag we need to remember
all the soldiers, sailors
and marines who never made it home.
Commander Ellis, past Commander John Zagorski, Sr. Vice Commander Ron
Lantz, VFW members Mel
Stoltzfus and Bob Klein attended the ceremony and participated in retiring
flags. As each flag was retired,
our VFW members gave salute and offered their personal thoughts; the
scouts did the same when they
placed their flags on the pyre.
If you have an American flag or POW/MIA that is no longer fit for display,
please drop it off in the Flag
Drop Box at the front entrance of VFW Post 1463 at 14 N. Spruce St.,
A salute for a retired flag and remembrance of POW/MIA who never made it
Left to right: (seated) Past commander John Zagorski, Bob Klein, Commander
Joel Ellis, Sr. Vice Commander Ron Lantz, one of the boy scout leaders
present at the ceremony, Mel Stoltzfus.