Color Guard Event Photos

Below are photos and coverage of a variety of events our Color Guard supported in 2022 and 2023

South Orange County California Genealogical Society (SOCCGS) meeting in Mission Viejo
On Saturday October 7th, 2023 the South Coast Chapter Color Guard presented the colors for the South Orange County California Genealogical Society (SOCCGS) meeting in Mission Viejo. In addition to being the first chance for the full (current) Color Guard to participate in a color presentation, it was also the 4th Anniversary of the first event which the re-constituted color guard participated in back in 2019.

Presenting the Colors for THREE
On Friday September 22nd, a combined Color Guard from the South Coast and Orange County Chapters presented the colors for the opening of the first annual corporate event for THREE, a Proactive Health and Wellness company. The Color Presentation was part of the opening ceremonies at the Anaheim Convention Center in front of over 1,000 attendees.

In attendance were Mike Miller (Orange County) Scott Whitman, Jim Hernandez and Kevin Forrest (South Coast).

Prado Dam Bicentennial Mural Re-dedication
South Coast Color Guard members Jim Hernandez & Kevin Forrest joined Color Guard members from Orange County, Harbor, and Riverside chapters for this amazing event – the re-dedication of the bicentennial mural at Prado Dam. Event organizers requested that the CASSAR Color Guards attend to take some special pictures prior to the event on June 2nd. Adding to this, his Excellency General Washington (Dan Shippey – OC Chapter) was on hand to oversee the “troops.” According to the Riverside County website, 30 students from Corona High School painted the original mural in June of 1976 to celebrate America’s bicentennial. The mural, which is huge at 76,800 square feet, about six times the size of Mount Rushmore, and was repainted starting in September of 2022. Below is a photo of the combined Color Guard present at the event:

Torrance Armed Forces Parade 2023
The 61st Torrance Armed Forces Parade was held on Saturday, May 20 and Color Guard members Kevin and Nolan Forrest participated, representing the South Coast Chapter in the festivities along with other Color Guard units and DAR members. Below are two photos from the event.

El Toro Memorial Park Memorial Day Celebration
On Monday May 29th, the South Coast Color Guard was invited to present and post the colors for the El Toro Memorial Park Memorial Day Celebration again this year, as they have for many years now. Color Guard members Kevin Forrest, Nolan Forrest, Jim Hernandez, and Shane Gates  participated and represented the South Coast Chapter in this event. Members of the Mission Viejo DAR joined in the Color Presentation.

Massing of the Colors 2023
After a 2 year hiatus, the Massing of the Colors returned to Forest Lawn in February 2023 – this visually amazing and patriotic event has been held for over 30 years. Members of several California Color Guards, including that of the South Coast Chapter, marched in honor of George Washington’s birthday and the Armed Forces of the United States. Below are photos of Shane Gates, Nolan Forrest, Scott Whitman, and Kevin Forrest, who represented our Chapter in this event, as well as the combined Color Guard:

Veterans Day 2022 – South Coast and Orange County Chapter Color Guard joint event

Wreaths Across America – Wreath Laying at El Toro Memorial Park December 2022

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