Saturday, July 05, 2014

Raising the ensign, year two

For the second year, I was selected to lead Independence Day ceremonies around the camp flagstaff. The honor has fallen to the chef for the last several years. The ceremony has special meaning to me as a retired U.S. Navy senior chief petty officer. The raising of the ensign at 8 o'clock in the morning was always a memorable time of day.

During the ceremony, I discussed protocol surrounding raising the ensign (the U.S. Navy term for the Stars and Stripes), read the Resolution of the Continental Congress of June 14, 1777 and led campers in the Pledge of Allegiance.

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