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Camp Perry
the cannon ceremony

cannon at Pery

At the National Championships at Camp Perry OH, each days match begins with a ceremony called "colors"

In the morning, as everyone is gathering on the line, over the loadspeaker the announcement is made: "stand by for colors!"

two army guys come marching down the road, carrying an artillery shell (blank)

perry cannon

and they arrive at a WWI Artillery Piece, I think it is a french 75mm

They load it

perry cannon


at a given hour, 0730 I think....

they fire it

perry cannon

immediately, the star spangled banner begins playing and the flag is raised

everyone on the line and in the pits stands at attention during the playing of the national anthem

when it is over, some clown always says "play ball!"

Then they begin prep period and the match begins.

last modified by Bill Poole, 卜毕尔 on 27-Mar-05, ©.
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