Scouters, Youth Groups, and Parents!
FLAG RETIREMENT: The 2023 Flag Retirement date will be 9 September, from 9-12
FLAG FOLDING OPPORTUNITIES ARE AVAILABLE FROM 9-12 ON 26 AUGUST, AND 2 SEPTEMBER!!
Other dates and times are also available to meet your needs!
Contact the Post at Contact@VFW1177.ORG to schedule a hour (or more) of Flag folding!! We'll teach your young folks the proper way to fold the Flag and then invite them to come out on 9 Sept for the formal retirement. Again we'll work with you to schedule this event to meet your date/time needs!!
For Your Planning Purposes:
Loudoun County VFW Post 1177 invites you to bring your young Americans out to our Post to participate
in a flag folding event (we schedule these to meet YOUR needs).
Later in the year, (9 Sept from 9-12) VFW Post 1177 would
then like to invite you to bring your young Americans out to participate
in our annual Formal American Flag Retirement Ceremony.
We'll conduct the flag retirement ceremony on Saturday at 9am in partnership with 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
Each participant will be awarded with a special remembrance of their participation in the formal Retirement 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.