Story by SGT Kris Wright on 12/15/2017High school students from the "Mountain Fifes and Drums," of Lake Arrowhead California, march with Soldiers from the 63rd Regional Support Command's Colonial Color Guard team during the 2017 Christmas parade in Covina California. Through explanations of the history of the Army Color Guard, and the Fifes and Drums, and by highlighting one particular mission of the Army Color Guard, this short documentary shows some of the creative, fun ways the U.S. Army entices young men and women to enlist into their nation's Army.
Story by SGT Lena Wakayama on 11/21/2017SAN BRUNO, Calif. The flags representing various branches of the U.S. military flapped gently in the breeze alongside the POW/MIA and American flags as veterans, family members and supporters look on. Miniature replicas of Old Glory sit tucked in the back of worn caps and wave enthusiastically in the hands of audience members as speakers address the crowd during the Veterans Day observance event hosted by The Avenue of Flags Committee at Golden Gate National Cemetery, San Bruno, CA., Nov. 11.
Story by Rosario Urquieta on 11/08/2017
This marks 21st year the city of Pleasanton has held a Veterans parade to honor those that have served our great nation and sacrificed so much for the for the wellbeing of others, and for those that continue to serve here and overseas in the name of freedom . Each year the Veterans parade has a theme to recognize the different fields in the military; the theme for 2017 was medics in the military.
Story by Rosario Urquieta on 07/19/2017
"Both parades were great, but parades that celebrate the 4th of July seem to be a little more special. It is really nice to experience, to see just how happy and proud the audience is, and just being represent not only the Army Reserve, but our country," said Sgt. Daniel Cech, 191st Army Band, U.S. Army Reserve, "It was really cool seeing the reactions at Disneyland yesterday, and seeing their reactions today at Pacific Palisades. It is an honor to be able to play and perform for our country, and for the Army. It represents everything that we have accomplished in the last 242 years."
May 8, 2017 (Edition 2, Volume 1)
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