ENTERPRISE, Ala. (WDHN) — Sam Boswell Honda held its flag replacement ceremony on Saturday morning. It’s a bi-annual ceremony for the dealership.
Due to proper flag etiquette, when a flag gets worn out or faded, you’re supposed to properly retire the flag and hang a new one. Many organizations such as Enterprise VFW Post 6683, Combat Veterans Association, and Buffalo Soldiers all assisted in retiring the old flag and raising the new one.
O’Neal Boswell, the owner, says this idea came about in a strange way.
“When I first got here, I actually flew a non-serviceable flag unknowingly. It was stored in the back and one Sunday I hang it up,” Boswell said. “Monday morning I had plenty of messages, so I had to do some research.”
Since then, the business has been doing the deed for 10 years now.
“It is something we got in a habit of doing. We’re proud to do it and fly this great flag here,” He said. “We’re proud to be in this great county and be dependent by these great warriors, their families and the sacrifice they make. In my opinion, it’s second to none.”
The next flag replacement ceremony will take place around June 14 which is also known as the Army’s birthday.