VIDEO: Labor Day flag ceremony @ Alki Masonic Lodge

It’s a Labor Day tradition at the Alki Masonic Lodge in The Junction – raising a new flag to fly over the center, and retiring the old one. The Masons were assisted today by Darrell Pilat and John Bernritter from VFW Post 1263:

Soprano Barbara Smith Jones was there to sing the national anthem:

And the VFW presented the poem “Freedom Is Not Free”:

This was the eighth year for the ceremony, which started in 2012 after the lodge’s flagpole was renovated.

1 Reply to "VIDEO: Labor Day flag ceremony @ Alki Masonic Lodge"

  • Flag owner September 3, 2019 (7:52 am)

    So great to see these ceremonies.  Just this weekend I returned home to see our front porch had our American flag stolen with six plastic army men which represented six soldiers who I personally knew and are now gone.  These are not items that can be pawned or sold for value.  It’s sad… Being a veteran…to come home from a long trip to see emptiness where I had placed memories to honor.Thanks Alki Temple for having a ceremony.

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