Three-Volley Gun Salute on Monday as Part of Anniversary Event
Military members from the Joint Forces Training Base will fire a three-volley gun salute as part of the flag retirement incorporated into Monday’s rededication of Cypress College. No live ammunition is used or present during the ceremony.
The flag being retired is donated to the College specifically for the 50th anniversary by the Cypress College Veterans Organization.
Tony Zapata, Special Project Manager for the Veterans Resource Center, explained the significance: “The current veterans at Cypress College wish the flag to fly and represent 50 years of military and military families that have walked the campus. This special group of men and women who have fought for our freedoms still stand united. That stereotypes and adversities do not define them. To represent the past present and future.”
The flag will fly for the first, and only time, on Monday before being retired and presented to Dr. Simpson on behalf of the College community.