Flag Retirement Ceremony

American and 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., Lititz.

A salute for a retired flag and remembrance of POW/MIA who never made it home.

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.