Monday, April 18, 2011

Massing of the Colors

You are invited.

The annual Massing of the Colors ceremony is scheduled for 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 21, 2011 at the Memorial Stadium (next to Cowan Stadium, behind the Carey Theater) at JBLM-Main, WA.

This is a family-oriented patriotic event and is part of the 2011 Armed Forces Day. The ceremony honors patriots and organizations who have served, are serving and will serve our nation.

This free ceremony is open to the public. Vehicles with DoD stickers can enter any gate. Vehicles without DoD stickers should enter JBLM-Main through the DuPont gate at I-5 exit 119.

Parking is available just inside the DuPont gate and shuttle buses run every 10 minutes to the ceremony stadium.
If you have questions, please contact COL (Ret) Jo Swartz at 253-582-4185 or Carroll Dickson at 253-566-5870. Spread the word. Encourage attendance.

See below form if your organization wishes to participate in the ceremony.

May 21, 2011, 3:00 p.m. Memorial Stadium JBLM-Lewis Main
Complete this application and send it to:
COL Swartz, 57 Hewitt Dr., Steilacoom, WA 98388 by May 10, 2011.

Participants in the ceremony will be one US Flag Bearer and one Organizational Color or Banner Bearer. All other unit members will be spectators.

Name of organization applying:_________________________________________________.

Affiliation (i.e. US Army, USAF, GSA, VFW, etc.)_____________________________________.

Mailing address:_____________________________________________________________.

Point of Contact (POC):________________________________________________________.

POC telephone:______________________________________________________________.

POC email: __________________________________________________________________.

Youth organizations consisting primarily of members 18 and younger may compete in the Most Spectators Award. Youth organization? Yes___; Members 18 or younger ____ Over 18 _____.

Request assistance carrying US Flag ____; Organizational Color of Banner ________________.

Application submitted by__________________________________________Date__________.

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