Amelia Island DAR honors flag

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Amelia Island
Daughters of the American Revolution
June 17, 2018 4:09 p.m.

Historian Becky Maley, on the left, and Carol Elefterian remove the union from the flag to prepare it for burning. Each stripe is then removed while Chaplain Sherry Harrell announces the name of the state it represents.

Amelia Island Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution accepted a proclamation from the city and later conducted its annual Flag Retirement Ceremony on Flag Day at Fire Station 20.

The City of Fernandina Beach presented the Amelia Island Chapter with a proclamation for Flag Day. Mayor John Miller listens as the chapter’s Service for Veterans chair Cara Curtin invites the audience to the Flag Retirement Ceremony.

Vietnam Veterans of America 1088 provided the color guard for the ceremony, which was conducted by (L- R) First Vice Regent Carol Elefterian, Second Vice Regent Sheila Carlin, and Chaplain Sherry Harrell.

Seven year old Sydney Wagnstrom presents a stripe of the flag for burning by Fire Station 20 personnel. Ms Wagnstrom is the Librarian of the Vaughan-Latham Society, Children of the American Revolution.

 

The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution is the largest women’s service organization in the world and contributes over one million volunteer hours a year. The 200+ members of the Amelia Island Chapter contribute approximately 5,000 volunteer hours and $4,000 in scholarships and awards in Nassau County each year.

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