FLAG RETIREMENT PROGRAM

Scouters, Youth Groups, and Parents! 2021 Dates are coming!

Covid Threw a Monkey Wrench into out Flag Retirement Plans for 2020. We were unable to invite folks to help out this year. Never the Less, we did successfully retire over 1000 Flags gathered from around Loudoun County!


 

Loudoun County VFW Post 1177 would like to invite you to bring your young Americans out to participate in our annual American Flag Retirement Ceremony. We will conduct the flag folding and retirement ceremony at the Loudoun County Fire & Training Center located at 16600 Courage Ct., in Leesburg VA. 

 

(Photo below of one of our very first ceremonies!)

 

Participants will learn to properly fold the American Flag and how to properly retire the flag by burning. If you have old American Flags, please bring them out and we will retire them with honor.

 
Each participant will be awarded with a special remembrance of their participation in the ceremony.  
 
 
The American flag has a long history, and the members of our organization have spent nearly as long defending and honoring our nation's most iconic symbol of freedom. Whether you're looking for the historic details of how the U.S. flag came to be, or the rules and regulations that encompass her daily flight, we're here to ensure you can find the information you need. 
 
Interested in retiring a flag?  Post 1177 maintains a drop box for flags, accessible 24 hours a day, just outside the side entrance of the Post Home at 401 Old Waterford Rd. In Leesburg, across from the Rust Library.