Virginia Military Institute cadets conduct a retreat ceremony as they lower the American flag at sunset signaling the end of the work day.  This military ceremony dates back to the time of the American Revolution and requires all military personnel within sight of the ceremony to come to attention, face the flag, and render the appropriate salute.     Mike Lynaugh

October 28, 2007 - Virginia Military Institute cadets conduct a retreat ceremony as they lower the American flag at sunset signaling the end of the work day. This military ceremony dates back to the time of the American Revolution and requires all military personnel within sight of the ceremony to come to attention, face the flag, and render the appropriate salute. 

Mike Lynaugh