McPherson garrison cases colors, ends 126 year history
June 27, 2011
U.S. Army Garrison, Fort McPherson and Fort Gillem, cased its colors during the ceremony June 17 in front of the Garrison Headquarters on Fort McPherson. The colors, which symbolize a unit’s soul and past, will be sent to the Center for Military Heraldry, Washington, D.C., never to be flown again. The ceremony, which signaled the end of the Garrison’s 126 years of military service, was attended by hundreds of people, including Civilian employees, contractors, previous commanders and command sergeants major who stood with the current command team when the colors were cased.