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SEMPER FI 1
Semper Fi 1 is a team of volunteers who provide Military Honors to veterans of all services at the National Cemetery in Riverside, CA.

On 12 April I had the great priviledge of visiting SF 1 where I photographed their activities of the morning.  First, the Marines & Sailors (Navy Corpsmen who served with Marines) gather before the first service of the day.  Next, the team meets for rehearsal at their CP (Command Post), including proper folding of the flag, the 3 volley gun salute and all the details involved in the ceremony.

The first service of the day begins with arrival of the team, movement into assigned places, arrival of relatives and guests, rendering of honors, Taps, rifle volley salute, folding and presentation of the Colors, and finally the withdrawal of the Honors Detail.

Members of SF 1 routinely perform for 4 to 5 veteran services daily, sometimes as many as 12.  Their service is purely voluntary with each member bearing the expenses of uniforms, travel, etc.  SF 1 is not funded by the government and welcomes the support of the public.  For details, visit their website @: www.againtheyserve.org

Donations are tax deductible.

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Date(s): 12 April 2013. Album by BB Yarborough. Photos by ©2013 B.B.Yarborough. 1 - 53 of 53 Total. 1937 Visits.
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A retired Master Gunnery Sergeant and a Sergeant Major who wears the dress uniform of a Marine Corps Piper.

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Thanks for viewing the album, and please sign the guest book.  Semper Fidelis.

 
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Thanks for providing this great service to departed Marines and their surviving friends and relatives.  I have given the info to my family,  and hopefully they will contact you when I am gone.  It would be an honor to have you at my service.  I live in Menifee and plan to have my remains placed at the Riverside National Cemetary.  God Bless you all.  Semper Fidelis!
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Donald R. Harris III, Sat, 14 Sep 2013 9:36AM
Colonel: We take care of our own. Showing honor to another Marine at the end of his life tells everyone who we are. This is our brotherhood, tradition is our goal, respect is a given. Great pictures thanks you for including Rebecca and I.
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Tim Mincarelli, Wed, 12 Jun 2013 5:19PM
Colonel,

Great work as ALWAYS!!!

S/F

Mark O'Loughlin
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Mark O'Loughlin SgtMaj USMC Retired, Sun, 21 Apr 2013 2:20PM
well done. thank you. would like to have similar honors rendered when I report to final formation.
Bill "Guns" Friedlander
sgt. USMC '64-'68.
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Bill friedlander, Sat, 20 Apr 2013 2:19PM
You continue to amaze me with content and photos.
S.F. G.L.Blick U.S.M.C. Major Retired
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george l blick, Thu, 18 Apr 2013 11:51AM
One of the best set of Marine pictures that I have had the Pleasure of being able to enjoy.
I only wish that I could have been there to enjoy the Pipes. The SgtMaj in full dress looked outstanding.
I have my own kilt but not the Dress Blue Blouse. I wear the SS Shirt with Ribbons only.
Semper Fi
Gunny Wilbur  1955-1975
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Gy Sgt E.W. Wilbur, Mon, 15 Apr 2013 8:21PM
Thank you for the great photos and It was a great pleasure to meet you.
SEMPER FI
Doc Hooper.
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David C. Hooper, Mon, 15 Apr 2013 8:06PM
Sir,
   Thanks for the great photography and for your service to our great country.

Semper Fidelis,

Gary
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Gary Enochs, SSGT USMC(ret) | www.againtheyserve.org, Mon, 15 Apr 2013 12:43PM
Good pictures, I'm glad someone is there to honor the occasion
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Doug Adair, Mon, 15 Apr 2013 8:23AM
Very moving.  Who is that good looking guiy is #53
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Jim Catalani, Mon, 15 Apr 2013 6:33AM
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