Shortly after the ceremony, Admiral and Mrs. Linder departed the country.
|Photo courtesy of LTC Scott Ellinger|
When everyone was in place, one member of each team (the junior in rank) stepped up on his platform and hooked up his flag. The BMC (Chief Boatswain's Mate) stood next to the bell at the TDC main entrance. He had a radio tuned to a local station that played a series of beeps at precisely 8:00 AM. He'd then ring the bell eight times and both flags were quickly raised. The person who raised the flag would then step off the platform, stand beside his partner and join him in the salute. At that point, the BMC blew his whistle three times and both teams lowered their salutes and marched back to their respective buildings.