Homer Williams VFW Post 8720 hosted a Formal Flag Retirement Ceremony at the Abita Springs
Pavilion in Abita Springs, Louisiana on July 4, 2013. The ceremony was well received with approximately 40 participants
bringing flags to retire. We retired approximately 60 flags.
The Formal Flag Retirement ceremony was carried out by members of the VFW post. It is a very dignified ceremony, involving inspections by officers of the Post of the flag and a formal
retirement and prayer. This ceremony is very impressive and was well received
by the public present.
The formal ceremony involves the inspection of a flag by multiple officers, a speech about the
importance of the flag, a prayer and a formal, dignified burning while “To the Colors” is played.