A new flag flies over the Alki Masonic Lodge tonight after a Labor Day tradition: A ceremony retiring the flag flown for the past year and raising a new one.
The flag ceremony was performed by VFW Post 1263 (Renton)’s Darrell Pilat and John Rickenbach. Speakers included Laurel Glassley, Worthy Advisor of the West Seattle Rainbow Girls, who read a brief history of the American flag:
And Brian Rivers, DeMolay Master for the Cascade Region, had a short speech about patriotism.
This is the 7th year the lodge has changed flags on Labor Day – usually accompanied, as was the case today, by a barbecue:
The Alki Masonic Lodge’s history goes back to 1906.