Memorial Day: To Honor and Remember

June 2, 2016 by
Filed under: Cadet Activities, Events, Video 

Texoma Composite Squadron, and particularly its Cadet Color Guard, was invited to participate in two of Denison’s local traditions for this year’s Memorial Day on May 30th, a day set aside to honor and remember those who served our country and made the ultimate sacrifice.

First was the annual Memorial Day Service, which was moved indoors to the Denison SNAP Center at the last minute due to rains soaking the intended outdoor location at Heritage Park. While the Color Guard had initially trained for the outdoor presentation, they quickly adapted to the venue change and carried out a very smooth performance. In addition to the Color Guard presenting and retiring the colors during the service, squadron Chaplain Lt. Col. Robert Sholl was invited to give the invocation, and squadron Commander Capt. Michael Bernier was invited to lead the assembled audience in the Pledge of Allegiance.

Following the service and a break for lunch, the Color Guard was back in action leading the annual Memorial Day Parade through downtown Denison. With a police escort in front and the Denison High School Marching Band behind them, they performed their duties with the same level of professionalism as they negotiated the city streets.

One of the local television stations aired a story about these events, and it contains several shots of the Color Guard and squadron members (click on link to view video):

Hundreds of people in Denison honor fallen heroes on Memorial Day

The Color Guard members for this event were (in alphabetical order):

  • C/CMSgt Michael Baldridge (flag)
  • C/Amn Debra Biasi (rifle)
  • C/SSgt Hugh Gowans (rifle)
  • C/CMSgt Zane Truly (flag)

During the parade, the Color Guard was joined by two additional members, Cadet Commander C/2nd Lt. Marcus Coleman as Captain of the Guard and C/SMSgt Jacob Baldridge as his assistant.

Some additional photos from the parade (courtesy SM Jamie Biasi):

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