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Photos: U.S.C.G. Station Jones Beach

The U.S. Coast Guard Station Jones Beach has

The U.S. Coast Guard Station Jones Beach has been at its current location since the 1990s, but before then it was located at Short Beach nearby, where it was positioned for almost 160 years. (Sept. 21, 2011) Photo Credit: Nancy Borowick

"Reveille" begins the day, "Taps" ends the day, and "To the Colors" accompanies the raising of the U.S. flag in between at U.S. Coast Guard Station Jones Beach.

Relocated to the Jones Beach Coast Guard Station
Photo Credit: Nancy Borowick

Relocated to the Jones Beach Coast Guard Station two years ago, Senior Chief Terry Lathrop, who has served 25 years in the guard, shook things up, bringing back such military traditions "Reveille" at sunrise, "To the Colors" for the 8 a.m. flag-raising, and "Taps" at the end of the day. (Sept. 21, 2011)

Along with his dress blues, running shoes and
Photo Credit: Nancy Borowick

Along with his dress blues, running shoes and collection of Green Bay Packers memorabilia, Senior Chief Terry Lathrop brought along a CD of the various bugle calls when he took charge of U.S. Coast Guard Station Jones Beach. "Reveille" and "Taps" now begin and end the day, and "To the Colors" accompanies the raising of the U.S. flag at 8 a.m. (Sept. 21, 2011)

Senior Chief Terry Lathrop, background, accompanies the Coast
Photo Credit: Nancy Borowick

Senior Chief Terry Lathrop, background, accompanies the Coast Guardsman carrying the flag at U.S. Coast Guard Station Jones Beach, where the flag is raised daily to "To the Colors." (Sept. 21, 2011)

Seaman Thomas Colton House holds the American flag
Photo Credit: Nancy Borowick

Seaman Thomas Colton House holds the American flag close to his side before hoisting it up the flagpole during the traditional military flag raising accompanied by "To the Colors" at the Jones Beach Coast Guard Station. (Sept. 21, 2011)

Crew members at the U.S. Coast Guard Station
Photo Credit: Nancy Borowick

Crew members at the U.S. Coast Guard Station Jones Beach, in Freeport, begin the daily tradition of colors, raising the flag at 8 a.m. accompanied by "To the Colors." (Sept. 21, 2011)

The 32 crew members at the Jones Beach
Photo Credit: Nancy Borowick

The 32 crew members at the Jones Beach Coast Guard Station stand at attention, arms at their sides and feet together, before heading back into the base to start morning training. Pictured in the center is Senior Chief Terry Lathrop, station commander and the person responsible for the return to the military tradition of "colors" at the station. (Sept. 21, 2011)

Always around to join in the traditions at
Photo Credit: Nancy Borowick

Always around to join in the traditions at U.S. Coast Guard Station Jones Beach is Nike, a 2-year-old Labrador retriever. (Sept. 21, 2011)

Senior Chief Terry Lathrop, commander of the Jones
Photo Credit: Nancy Borowick

Senior Chief Terry Lathrop, commander of the Jones Beach Coast Guard Station, steps on to one of the base's many boats. This Special Purpose Craft-Shallow Water, or SPC-SW, works well in the back bay waters that his crew patrols. (Sept. 21, 2011)

The U.S. Coast Guard Station Jones Beach has
Photo Credit: Nancy Borowick

The U.S. Coast Guard Station Jones Beach has been at its current location since the 1990s, but before then it was located at Short Beach nearby, where it was positioned for almost 160 years. (Sept. 21, 2011)

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