Honor Flag Program
Our Post's Honor Flag program was started because many families
have their loved one's burial flags stored in their attics or someplace
our of the way unsure of what to do with them.  This program allows
the family of a deceased veteran to have their loved one's flag flown
right in the center of Yorktown where all can see and appreciate
their military service.  After the flag has been flown for a three week
period the family can witness the ceremony as their flag is lowered
and folded with ceremony.  The families then can have their flag
returned to them or the flag can be included in our Yorktown Post's
flag retirement ceremony usually held in June of each year.
During 2019 eight veterans were honored in this way at Jack DeVito
Veterans Memorial Track and Field.
Our Post honored Post Legionnaire Joseph Larsen by flying his burial
flag with due ceremony on April 13th, 2019.
(Photos above and below)
On May 4th, 2019 our Yorktown Post honored Liborio 'Lee' DeFrancesco by
flying his burial flag with his family present.
(Photos above and below)
On August 24th, 2019 our Yorktown Post honored Vincent Caporale by
flying his burial flag with his family present, Pat and Vincent Caporale Jr..
(4th from right and far right in picture)