Massing of the Colors and Service of Remembrance
Massing of the Colors (and Service of Remembrance) is a patriotic ceremony to honor the American Flag and those who have served our country in the armed services. It's also a time to rededicate faith in our nation and to express our gratitude for all who have served or currently serving. Color guard units, distinguished guests, and guest speakers are all on hand to honor our servicemen and women.
Patriotic music abounds with a live band playing at various times throughout the program. At the end of the program, a bugler to plays "Taps" to honor fallen service members.
Massing of the Colors is free event open to the general public. Many local patriotic organizations participate in displaying their flags. These include active duty, reserve, and National Guard units, ROTC and JROTC units, veteran groups, and other MOWW chapters.
Our 2020 Massing of the Colors took place on February 25th at the Palm Ridge Recreation Center in Sun City West, Arizona. The ceremony featured flag bearing units from the local area and ROTC units. Distinguished guests included special guest Fredrick R. Lopez, BGen USMCR (Ret) and speaker Dennis Bash, CAPT MSC USNR (Ret). CAPT Bash spoke about Patriotism. He focused his talk to the ROTC cadets. Our 2021 MOC will be conducted February 2021. Please click below for more information.