Woodmen of the World to present flags in honor of 9/11 anniversary

Published 12:12 am Saturday, September 7, 2013

The Woodmen of the World chapters 1872 and 30 will be doing their part to make sure locals do not forget the losses America suffered on 9/11 through a special flag donation ceremony planned for Tuesday.

Woodmen of the World Field Representative Bo Brantley said the idea behind the ceremony is to honor those killed in the attacks by presenting local schools with American flags to be displayed on the 12th anniversary of the attacks on Wednesday.

“Woodmen of the World member-customers and associates nationwide organize ‘In Honor and Remembrance’ ceremonies each year,” Brantley said. “These ceremonies give members, family and friends a chance to remember those lives that were lost on that tragic day.”

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Tuesday’s ceremony will begin at 9 a.m. and will include the presentation of U.S. flags and patriot handbooks to 11 Escambia County schools at Flomaton High School.

Following the ceremony, Brantley said he will meet with principals from Brewton city schools at the T.R. Miller office. The Woodmen of the World will also present flags to five local Christian schools.

Brantley said the Woodmen of the World organization is the leading purchaser of U.S. flags each year.