At the request of Mayor Maria Lowe, our newly formed 7th Grade Color Guard presented and posted the Colors for the Installation Ceremony for the new St. Pete Beach Fire Chief at the St. Pete Beach Community Center.
The ceremony also included the Oath of Service for the District Fire Chiefs, the department Lieutenants, and the firefighters, as well as the dedication of Engine 23.
Our 7th graders formed a six person Color Guard carrying the American, Florida, Navy, and Marine Corps flags. In honor of the occasion, and at the request of the Mayor and the Fire Department, our two rifle bearers carried fire axes provided by the Fire Department in lieu of rifles.
Mayor Lowe’s son attends AFA, and the new Fire Chief’s brother attended AFA.