Monday, July 25, 2011

Flag Retirement Ceremony

The Brunswick Town Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution and the Boy Scouts of America Southport Troop 238 presented the 2011 Flag Retirement Ceremony on July 3, 2011 at 6:00 PM at the BB&T Flag Pole in Southport, NC .

 Retired veteran, Hugh Nobles, lead Sunday’s flag ceremony for the last ten years. He is a scout leader for Troop 238 and is employed as a physical therapist at Doshier Hospital.

DAR member Ann Newton planned this year’s flag retirement ceremony, and DAR member Debbie Raker assisted her in this endeavor.

DAR members Debbie Raker and Ann Newton

Guest speaker, P. Thomas Krieger, retired attorney and graduate of U.S. Military Academy at West Point spoke about the meaning of “Old Glory” in his community and military life. This was a special honor for Tom, since he was the uncle of Richard Stewart, who lost his life on 9/11. The Stewart family, who live in Southport were instrumental in having the 9/11 flag brought to Southport’s annual July 4th parade. The flag was The Parade Marshal this year.

Jackie and Tom Krieger
Residents may leave used flags at the Southport-Oaks Island Area Chamber of Commerce Welcome Center at 4841 Long Beach Road or VFW Post 10490 at 103 SE 50th Street, Oak Island for proper disposal.

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