ABQ RIDE to honor U.S. Flag at nonJune 14th, 2013 at 10:42 am by KRQE News 13 Webdesk under Community Affairs
Friday at noon, ABQ RIDE will continue this yearly tradition of honoring the U.S. Flag with a special ceremony at the Alvarado Transportation Center at First and Central SW. ABQ RIDE employees who also served in the military will be honored with the presentation of a commemorative coin from the City of Albuquerque.
The ceremony will begin with patriotic music from the Albuquerque Concert Band, an all-volunteer ensemble that has been performing band music in the area for over forty years. The Kirtland Air Force Base Honor Guard will present the colors, as vocalist Kim Kent sings the National Anthem. The City of Albuquerque’s Veterans Affairs Office will then present special, commemorative coins to ABQ RIDE employees who served in the military. The Albuquerque Concert Band will then play more music until 1:30 p.m.