The National Capital Area Council – Aquia District Boy Scouts annual Flag Retirement Ceremony is a tradition held every year on June 14th (National Flag Day) at Quantico National Cemetery.
Tim Spaulding VC Programs, Aquia District comments: ”A flag retirement ceremony is meant to honor the American flag, promote flag etiquette and reemphasize its importance and symbolism.
Our American flag is a symbol of our democracy and we just want to make sure that our communities understand the importance of not only honoring our American flag with proper retirement ceremony, but what it means, as well as the importance of the tradition”. Tim Spaulding added: “This is a tremendous honor for those who serve in uniform, for what they sacrifice to maintain our freedom, the flag represents that; it represents our service, our sacrifice, the freedoms that we have, the independence we enjoy and should never take for granted”.
This year Troop 317 of Stafford VA conducted the Color Guard Assembly complete with a bugler. Father Jay Morris – Aquia Episcopal Church Stafford Va. delivered the invocation.
Charles Bingay was our Guest Speaker.