From Shelton to Space Force

Ames presented colors alongside Biden, Trump


August 17, 2023

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Nicholas Ames, a 2019 Shelton High School graduate, is one of the inaugural members of the U.S. Space Force Honor Guard. He's seen here in his new uniform.

When he was in his early teens, Nicholas Ames would march down his Shelton street parading an American flag tied to a closet dowel.

Ames presented the colors during his years with the Shelton High School NJROTC, and during his four years with the U.S. Air Force at more than 600 funeral ceremonies at Arlington National Cemetery in Washington, D.C.

On Sept. 28. Ames will be the first U.S. Space Force Guardian to present the colors at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington during the 75th anniversary celebration of the U.S. Air Force.

Presenting the flag of the U.S. Space Force, establis...

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