Cape May Flag Ceremony 2010

Sept 18, 2010 — Everyday from May through October, the casket flag from a US veteran flies over Sunset Beach on Cape May Point from sunrise to sunset. At sunset the flag is lowered by the family of the veteran while Taps plays. The flag is folded with honor, and the ceremony ends with the National Anthem. Each night, this brief Flag Ceremony is enjoyed by many vacationers on the beach and boaters in the bay.

Cape May NJ was a favorite childhood vacation of Brian’s, and on September 18, 2010 his flag flew high above Sunset Beach in his honor. Many friends and family gathered to watch the ceremony and remember him.

This year Marvin Hume, 89, who began the Sunset Beach flag ceremony nearly 40 years ago, was profiled in the Star Ledger. Click here to read the article.

New this year – Brian’s neice Avery Claire

Nephew and namesake Brian Alexander looks up at his uncle’s flag.

Veteran Marvin Hume, master of ceremonies, assists the Faunce family.

Brian’s parents catch his flag to fold away for another year.

Little guy wants to help.

Thanks Rich Sanderson for these great golf tournament T-shirts!

Big crowd this year.

Faunce sisters. Danielle, right, is wearing her brother’s field jacket.

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  1. Linda Rosas January 29, 2011, 2:27 am

    Nice Job with Brian’s website Samantha! Thank you. XO

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