Thursday, September 17, 2009

Retreat (Lowering the Colors) at Fort George



(This picture can be enlarged by clicking on it.)

The daily lowering of the flag at a military installation is known as Retreat. We witnessed Retreat at Fort George while we were there in 2002. The soldiers and fife and drum corps were dressed in the uniforms of British soldiers circa 1812.

7 comments:

Your EG Tour Guide said...

I think watching re-enactments are very educational - great!

rainfield61 said...

Great capture. The flag seemed very much bigger than the soldiers. Haha...

Reader Wil said...

It's one of the things I've never heard of! Is it an annual tradition? I'm awfully interested in anything British! Thanks for showing this event. Have a great weekend!

LV said...

George, the answer to your question, 40 years.

Carrizo said...

Great shot George. I like this kind of things showing history. Today I also made a blog full of history.

Unseen Rajasthan said...

Very nice shot !! I loved this ...Unseen Rajasthan

SandyCarlson said...

That's one hum-dinger of a flag!