Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 25 Page 26 Page 27 Page 28 Page 29 Page 30 Page 31 Page 32 Page 33 Page 34 Page 35 Page 36 Page 37 Page 38 Page 39 Page 40 Page 41 Page 42 Page 43 Page 44 Page 45 Page 46By YM/LCpl Gabriel Hoyer Flatirons (CO) On December 7th 2015, the American Legion of Loveland, CO held a ceremony to commemorate Pearl Harbor Day at Dwayne Webster Veterans Park. The American flag was flying at half staff out of respect to the victims of the attack in San Bernardino, CA the week before. The Flatirons Young Marines Unit was proud to be asked to participate. The park was renamed in 1996 to memorial- ize the first Loveland resident to die in WWII. Dwayne Webster died aboard the USS Arizona at Pearl Harbor. A piece of the USS Arizona was present at the ceremony. I held the rusted steel, while my fellow Young Marines held the Marine Corps and Navy flags and handed out candles and lit them. Behind the flag, the American Legion gave a twenty-one-gun salute. A Navy veteran, Mr. Tony DuMosch, master of ceremonies, directed me to take the steel around the circle so all present could touch it. “Please don’t leave until you’ve put your hand on that cold piece of metal,” Mr. Du- Mosch said, as I worked my way through the crowd. “Put your fingers in the bullet holes where Japanese planes strafed the super- structure of the USS Arizona.” After every person there had gotten to touch the piece of metal Mr. DuMosch said,“Will you please raise your flames now as we take a moment of silence for your own personal thoughts and you own personal prayers for the thousands of lives that were lost that day.” Participation in events like these make me proud to be a Young Marine. Flatirons: Remembering Pearl Harbor on the Mainland The Jimmy Trimble Scholarship is presented annually by Jim Roberts, President of the American Veterans Center (AVC), to one male and one female Young Ma- rine. The $1,000 scholarship was created in memory of Jimmy Trimble, a baseball player who was killed during World War II on the island of Iwo Jima. Jimmy was stationed on Guam and was a star pitcher for 3rd Marine Division. A baseball field was named in his honor on the beautiful island of Guam where the Young Marines (including the two Jimmy Trimble Scholarship recipients) are honored to travel annually. Eligibility: Must be a Young Marine in good standing Be a Young Marine for not less than three (3) years Be a graduating High School Senior Applicant must attend the AVC Banquet to personally receive scholarship Application Process: Cover letter addressed to the Young Marines NED Resume 500-word essay on any World War II Marine and how this Marine has influenced you. Full-length photograph of applicant in the Young Marines uniform Submission Deadline: September 1st Reference: Roberts, James (2013), The Legacy of Jimmy Trimble. For more information, see the Young Marines Library at The Jimmy Trimble Scholarship to travel annually. receive scholarship Application Process: ESPRIT ONLINE | Page 20