Changing of the colors

Rudley Weaver and Bruce LeClaire unfold the new Prisoner of War/Missing in Action (POW/MIA) flag as Raymond Baker holds the flag ties in preparation to raise the POW/MIA flag.
Raymond Baker holds the U.S. Flag and ties as Bruce LeClaire and Rudley Weaver fold the American Flag as tradition dictates, into a triangle, as the flag will be retired.
Southern Ute Veterans Association members, Bruce LeClaire, Rudley Weaver and Raymond Baker raise the U.S. flag in the Southern Ute Veterans Memorial Park.
Southern Ute Veterans Association; Rudley Weaver (Navy), Bruce LeClaire (Army) and Raymond Baker (Navy Ret.) stand at attention, after changing the U.S. and Prisoner of War/Missing in Action (POW/MIA) flags at the Southern Ute Veterans Memorial Park.
The new Prisoner of War/Missing in Action (POW/MIA), U.S. and Southern Ute Tribal flags wave in the morning breeze, as the prior flags were changed and retired by the Southern Ute Veterans Association.
Robert L. Ortiz | The Southern Ute Drum
Robert L. Ortiz | The Southern Ute Drum
Robert L. Ortiz | The Southern Ute Drum
Robert L. Ortiz | The Southern Ute Drum
Robert L. Ortiz | The Southern Ute Drum

Members of the Southern Ute Veterans Association; Rudley Weaver (Navy), Raymond Baker (Navy Ret.) and Bruce LeClaire (Army) changed the U.S. and Prisoner of War/Missing in Action (POW/MIA) flags at the Southern Ute Veterans Memorial Park, Wednesday, May 20. The flags are changed periodically due to weathering, if faded, frayed or damaged in any manner. The Southern Ute Tribal flag was changed earlier in the week. The changing of the flags was also in preparation for Memorial Day, Monday, May 25. The annual Day of Remembrance – Memorial Day ceremonies have been cancelled for this year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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