November 2006 Veterans Day Observances
In observance of Veterans Day, several of our Tri-City Young Marines participated in Color Guard Assemblies for several local schools. It was an honor to be invited, and a privilege to present our United States Flag. We were blessed with good weather, wonderful Veterans in attendance, and a great audience of young adults, parents and teachers. We salute our Veterans and are PROUD to show our support of your efforts past and present.
Left to right Young Marines Cpl. DeGraaf, Sgt. Bowman, Staff Member and Veteran Mr. Tonda and Cpl. Haeg represented our Tri-City Young Marines at the morning assembly at Hanford High School in Richland.
DeGraaf, Bowman and Haeg ready to begin their Color Guard presentation.
Bringing down the clamps and preparing to raise "Old Glory" at Hanford High.
Sgt. Bowman and Cpl. DeGraaf assist as Cpl. Haeg raises the Flag.
Flag raised and ready to tie off.
Our Young Marines salute our Flag in respect for the USA and our Veterans.
On to the second part of their duties, raising the State of Washington Flag.
DeGraaf, Bowman and Haeg have completed a successful Color Guard flag raising ceremony. Great job!
The Hanford High School Band performed the Star Spangled Banner and in this photo, their Band Teacher is performing a moving performance of Taps.
Distinguished Veteran guests saluting our Flag during the "Taps" performance. Our own staff member Mr. Tonda among them. God Bless our Veterans and thank you for all you've done for our Country.
The afternoon finds our Color Guard at Sacajawea Elementary School in Richland. This is our second year presenting the colors at Sacajawea.
Sacajawea Elementary School Color Guard detail consists of (left to right), Lcpl. Osborn, Cpl. Plumlee, Sgt. Bowman, Lcpl. Havenor (on standby detail) and Lcpl. Spang. CO Mr. Carlyle with daughter Lisa, and Staff Member Mr. Tonda were also in attendance.
Color Guard in action with lots of young school children watching closely. Don't our new parade rifles look awesome? Of course, our YM's look great too!
Getting ready to present colors, or post the Flags.
Sgt. Bowman ensures "Old Glory" is securely placed. By the way, a special THANKS goes out to Mr. Tonda for repairing and repainting our flag stands. Our Flags stand tall and proud as they should now. Thanks again!
On the other side of the gym, Cpl. Plumlee posts our YM Colors. Osborne and Spang standing at attention in background.
Color Guard detail, colors posted as ordered.
Several of the Sacajawea kids in attendance. Can you see anyone you know in here?
Color Guard at ease watching the assembly progress and awaiting their turn to retire the colors.
This is only half of the gym showing family, teachers, and students all in attendance to honor our Veterans.
Time to retire the colors for today.
Another assembly almost completed for today.
Great job Young Marines! You looked great and Principal Mr. Bruce wants us back again next year! OORAH!!