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Flag Day Flag Retirement 2010

Jointly Sponsored by the C.A.R.

 

The Great Falls Freedom Memorial. The inscription reads “The Community of Great Falls, Virginia, Honors Those Who Have Given Themselves in Service to the Cause of Liberty and Freedom.”

The Great Falls Freedom Memorial. The inscription reads “The Community of Great Falls, Virginia, Honors Those Who Have Given Themselves in Service to the Cause of Liberty and Freedom.”

On Flag Day, June 14, Compatriots Larry McKinley and Darrin Schmidt along with members of the Children of the American Revolution conducted the 7th annual flag retirement ceremony for the community at the Great Falls Freedom Memorial.

 

Members of the Great Falls Volunteer Fire Department Captain David Lange, Andrew Reedy, Eric Thorsell, and Scott Schermerhorn were on hand again this year to assist with the flag retirement and to ensure a safe ceremony. Members of the Great Falls Library, Friends of the Great Falls Freedom Memorial, Fairfax County and Freedom Hill Chapters of the Daughters of the American Revolution, and members of the community supported this event with their presence and participation. This is the first time the ceremony has been held at the Great Falls Freedom Memorial.

 

The event began with members of the C.A.R, DAR, and SAR reading the parts of the ceremony commemorating the Flag and its significance. Andrew Reedy retired the flags as members of the C.A.R. assisted. The event was unceremoniously interrupted by a passing rain cloud, but participants soldiered on in a show of good humor and dedication until the very last flag had been retired.

 

Compatriot Larry McKinley leads members of the C.A.R. and DAR in the opening ceremony.

Compatriot Larry McKinley leads members of the C.A.R. and DAR in the opening ceremony.

Members of the C.A.R. read thier parts of the ceremony...

Members of the C.A.R. read their parts of the ceremony...

while the fire is prepeared to retire the flags.

while the fire is prepeared to retire the flags.

Members of the Great Falls Fire Dept. and Friends of the Great Falls Freedom Memorial recite the Pledge of Allegiance.

Members of the Great Falls Fire Dept. and Friends of the Great Falls Freedom Memorial recite the Pledge of Allegiance. Left to Right - Kathy Heberg, Andrew Reedy, Eric Thorsell, Scott Schermerhorn, Ed Heberg, and Captain David Lange. Mr. Heberg is the President of the Friends of the Great Falls Freedom Memorial.

 

Members of the C.A.R. assist Firefighter Andrew Reedy to retire flags.

Members of the C.A.R. assist Firefighter Andrew Reedy to retire flags.

 

 

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