Event Title: Flag Replacement Ceremony
Event Coordinator: Ron McGriff
Date: April 17, 2018
Event purpose: To conduct a formal ceremony for the replacement of current worn U.S Flag and provide education of proper Flag Etiquette to the student and staff.
Event Location: School for Amazing Kids
Additional Photos at: https://www.pelhamreporter.com/2018/04/18/post-555-replaces-flag-at-scho...
Post Event Flag Team Team:
Kenneth Paschal - Narrator
Ron Koonce - Sound/Photography
Jerry McClain - Flag Detail Capitan
Ronnie McGriff - Flag Detail
Nancy Waller - Flag Detail
Robert Horsley- Flag Handler
Bill Blank- Mini Flag Distribution
Stephanie Monday - Auxiliary - Pledge of Allegiance
Meredith Stevens - Auxiliary- Photography
Attendees: School children, Post 555 members, Owners and staff, family members and community members
Additional Photos can be found at the link below.
The ceremony was narrated by Kenneth Paschal
Background information was presented about the use of bugle calls used in the ceremony.
The event was used as a way to educate the children about the importance of the U.S. flag. This is the second time Post 55 has replaced a flag at the school.
The Ceremony consisted of the lowering of the worn U.S Flag after the sounding of “Retreat” and lowered to the sounding of “To the Colors” bugle calls. The flag was folded in the appropriate manner. The new flag was raised to the sound of “Reveille” bugle call followed by the National Anthem.
Miniature US Flags were distributed to all children and event attendees.
The Narrator, Kenneth Paschal
The pledge of Allegiance to the Flag was led by Stephine Monday, Auxiliary Unit 555 President.
Closing words were given that included with the presentation of a copy of the American Legion Flag Etiquette Manual to School Director, Tami Reed
TheSchool and staff were recognized for their patriotism in the displaying the U.S Flag at their place of business.
The ceremony was concluded to the playing of the Stars and Stripes March.