A Patriotic Morning at The Lodge at Old Trail| 1 Comment
On Monday April 14th, with rain clouds threatening, Lodge residents gathered with Old Trail Village neighbors to witness a bright, new American flag and a new Virginia state flag being raised over The Lodge at Old Trail. The American Legion Post 74 Color Guard presided over the ceremony which included a 21 Gun Salute.
Lodge resident Robert Buzzard, an Army World War II veteran and a member of the American Legion Post 74, addressed the crowd with a history of this important and moving ceremony.
Ranging in age from 2 years to 90+ years, the audience joined together to recite the Pledge of Allegiance and then sang The National Anthem and America the Beautiful.
The ceremony was held to retire a previously raised flag, a gift from Virginia Congressman Robert Hurt, which had been flown over the Capital in Richmond, before being raised at The Lodge last year.
Thank you, Mr. Buzzard, for your valiant and faithful service to our country! Thank you, Lodge at Old Trail, for keeping the stars and stripes flying strong!