2009 Massing of Colors ceremony set for March 1
The General Westmoreland Chapter of the Military Order of the World Wars (MOWW) will conduct the 12th annual Massing of the Colors ceremony at 3 p.m. on Sunday, March 1 at The Citadel’s Summerall Chapel.
The ceremony is free and open to the public. Guests are requested to arrive by 2:45 p.m. Free parking is available on The Citadel campus.
Col. Paul B. Dunahoe, head of the department of naval science at The Citadel, will be the principal speaker for the ceremony. A 1983 graduate of Virginia Military Institute, Dunahoe completed the Basic School and the Infantry Officer Course and reported to the Marines. In 1998, Dunahoe earned a master of military studies from the Marine Corps Command and Staff College in 1998, and in, 2005, he earned a master of strategic studies from the Marine Corps War College. Dunahoe is a recipient of the Legion of Merit, the Bronze Star Medal, the Defense Meritorious Service Medal and the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal.
The Massing of Colors ceremony is dedicated to the memory of military service members who have given their lives to preserve our liberties. It also honors those who have served, and those who are serving to ensure our continued freedom and to preserve our military heritage.
The General Westmoreland MOWW Chapter has invited area ROTC and JROTC units, active duty, retired military personnel, civic organizations and youth groups, including the Navy League Sea Cadets, and Boy and Girl Scouts of the Lowcountry.