Reveille, retreat and taps

This post was originally published by Ellsworth Air Force Base - Ellsworth News

December 13, 2012 in Ellsworth Air Force Base, South Dakota by clevine

The customs and courtesies we observe as service members are some of the oldest traditions of the military, and show respect for our flag, country, fellow Airmen, Soldiers, Sailors and Marines throughout history to the present day.

Tech. Sgt. Michael Lewis, 28th Force Support Squadron base Honor Guard NCO in charge, said customs are, and will always be, a valuable part of the Air Force culture.

"Our flag is the ultimate symbol of who we are as Americans," explained Lewis. "It symbolizes what we stand for, fight for and serve for. I never hesitate to pay tribute to it."

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