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Massing of the Colors

  • 75 E. Army Post Road | Des Moines, IA 50315
  • Presented By: Fort Des Moines Museum and Education Center
  • Dates: November 2, 2019
  • Location: Fort Des Moines Museum and Education Center
  • Phone: (719) 366-5704
  • Start/End Time: 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
  • Price: Free
  • Overview

    Massing of the Colors is a patriotic ceremony held to rededicate our belief in the principles of democracy and in the United States of America; to present our support to the National Colors and to Honor the Servicemen and Servicewomen those Colors represent. The event is free and open to the public.
    Invited participants to this ceremony are color guard units from Active-Duty, Reserve, National Guard military units, Senior and Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) units; armed services auxiliary organizations; state militias, veteran and civic groups; police, sheriff and fire departments; along with Scout, Venture and Girl Scout units. Color guards should arrive at 10:00 A.M. Military color guards from different branches in the area will join together for the Massing of the Colors.