Walter Reed 'cases' its colors

Medical commands at Walter Reed Army Medical Center retire, or "case," their unit colors in a ceremony marking the closing of the facility.

SPC E4 Lazaro Mtunguja, left, and Sgt. Betsy Rodriguez, both U.S. Army, adjust some of the 50 state flags outside of Walter Reed Army Medical Center Wednesday, July 27, 2011 before a ceremony  to officially "case the colors" as a transition to medical services at Bethesda Naval Medical Center and Ft. Belvoir. Casing the colors involves retiring the flags that have served as symbols of the various medical units. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

SPC E4 Lazaro Mtunguja, left, and Sgt. Betsy Rodriguez, both U.S. Army, adjust some of the 50 state flags outside of Walter Reed Army Medical Center Wednesday, July 27, 2011 before a ceremony to officially "case the colors" as a transition to medical services at Bethesda Naval Medical Center and Ft. Belvoir. Casing the colors involves retiring the flags that have served as symbols of the various medical units. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

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