Barbara Ellestad gave the opening speech for the 1000 Flags over Mesquite Veteran’s Day Ceremony. The 2016 1000 Flags ceremony was dedicated to women veterans. Photo by Teri Nehrenz

Barbara Ellestad gave the opening speech for the 1000 Flags over Mesquite Veteran’s Day Ceremony. The 2016 1000 Flags ceremony was dedicated to women veterans. Photo by Teri Nehrenz

Retired Army Colonel Ann Barfield was one of the guest speakers during the Exchange Club’s 1000 Flags over Mesquite Veteran’s Day ceremonies. This year’s ceremony was dedicated to women veterans. Paul Benedict, Master of Ceremonies stands behind. Photo by Teri Nehrenz

Retired Army Colonel Ann Barfield was one of the guest speakers during the Exchange Club’s 1000 Flags over Mesquite Veteran’s Day ceremonies. This year’s ceremony was dedicated to women veterans. Paul Benedict, Master of Ceremonies stands behind. Photo by Teri Nehrenz

Mesquite Honor Guard presents the flag during the 2016 1000 Flags over Mesquite Veteran’s Day ceremony. Photo by Teri Nehrenz

Mesquite Honor Guard presents the flag during the 2016 1000 Flags over Mesquite Veteran’s Day ceremony. Photo by Teri Nehrenz

Retired Air Force Lieutenant Colonel Janet McDonald performs the National Anthem during the 2016 1000 Flags over Mesquite Veteran’s Day ceremony. Photo by Teri Nehrenz

Retired Air Force Lieutenant Colonel Janet McDonald performs the National Anthem during the 2016 1000 Flags over Mesquite Veteran’s Day ceremony. Photo by Teri Nehrenz

Mesquite Honor Guard presents the flag during the 2016 1000 Flags over Mesquite Veteran’s Day ceremony. Photo by Teri Nehrenz

Mesquite Honor Guard presents the flag during the 2016 1000 Flags over Mesquite Veteran’s Day ceremony. Photo by Teri Nehrenz

Deacon Gary Jacobs and Barbara Ellestad salute the American flag during the 2016 1000 Flags over Mesquite Veteran’s Day ceremony. Photo by Teri Nehrenz

Deacon Gary Jacobs and Barbara Ellestad salute the American flag during the 2016 1000 Flags over Mesquite Veteran’s Day ceremony. Photo by Teri Nehrenz

Dennis Hangey, on Babpipes, performed ‘II Silenzio’ (The Silence) during the Exchange Club’s 2016 1000 Flags over Mesquite Veteran’s Day ceremony. Photo by Teri Nehrenz

Dennis Hangey, on Babpipes, performed ‘II Silenzio’ (The Silence) during the Exchange Club’s 2016 1000 Flags over Mesquite Veteran’s Day ceremony. Photo by Teri Nehrenz

1000A full slide-show of the event is available

for viewing here: https://youtu.be/ONA5q2BdLUU

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1000 Flags over Mesquite honors veterans, many of the flags were purchased by friends and/or family members who wished to honor and remember a past veteran. Photo by Teri Nehrenz

1000 Flags over Mesquite honors veterans, many of the flags were purchased by friends and/or family members who wished to honor and remember a past veteran. Photo by Teri Nehrenz