Tahoe Truckee Composite Squadron of the Civil Air Patrol flag retirement a success
May 24, 2011
TRUCKEE, Calif. and#8212; Members of the Tahoe Truckee Composite Squadron of the Civil Air Patrol held their periodic and#8220;Retirement of the Colorsand#8221; (American Flags). Lt. Col. Lily Gabriel, Deputy Commander for Cadets, said, and#8220;We were pleased that 95 flags were presented to us for retirement.and#8221; Cadet Commander Chief Master Sergeant Jon Friesen presided over the retirement ceremony. The CAP accepts flags year-round; Memorial Day and July 4 are just around the corner. Drop off American flags at Donner Lake Realty or, place in the bin inside the entrance of the Truckee-Tahoe Airport terminal building.
American flag etiquette
When installing the flag on a vehicle (including boats), the flag should be installed on the right side of the vehicle. A general rule of thumb is the stars (and#8220;unionand#8221;) should always be at the upper left corner when the flag is displayed. Additionally, when suspended across a street, the flag should be vertical, with the union to the north in an east-west street, or to the east in a north-south street.
Please join in honoring local fallen veterans at the Truckee Cemetery Monday, May 30 at 10 a.m.
For more Memorial Day news, visit http://www.sierrasun.com and read Fridayand#8217;s Sierra Sun.
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