Fort Lewis, Wash. — The annual Massing of the Colors ceremony at Fort Lewis will be conducted on Sunday, March 2, starting at 3 p.m. in Soldier’s Field House.
This colorful and dramatic ceremony is a Fort Lewis tradition that brings more than 100 different flags and organizational colors together to commemorate those patriots who have served our country, those currently serving, and those who will defend the nation in the future.
The I Corps Band (pronunciation: ‚ÄúFirst Core Band‚Äù) will provide military music as patriotic organizations representing various Veterans groups, fraternal organizations, and area civic and youth organizations carry the American Flag and their organizational colors and banners into the field house and assemble in one large formation for a massive patriotic display. Air Force Colonel Paul D. Grouver, Commander, Western Air Defense Sector is the guest speaker.
The ceremony lasts approximately 90 minutes, and the event is open to the public. Attendees should apply for pass at the Visitor’s Center outside Liberty Gate (take I-5 to Exit 122, and follow the directions to main post. The Visitor’s Center is on the right, before the gate). Drivers must present a valid driver’s license, vehicle registration, and proof of insurance. Passengers over age 16 must present a government-issued picture ID.