On May 30th, 2019

State Parks Ranger John Geno Lucich Visits School in Montecito Teaches color guard and American flag protocol



MONTECITO – On May 28, 2019, California Statewide Law Enforcement Association (CSLEA) Member and Resource Protection Peace Officers Association (RPPOA) Director John Geno Lucich paid a special visit to a school in Montecito as part of his duties as a California State Parks Peace Officer-Ranger.

“As part of the Junior Ranger program, I had the great pleasure of visiting Our Lady of Mount Carmel School to speak with second graders, as well instruct the senior student body class leaders on how to run a color guard,” said Lucich.

Lucich gave the students a brief history of the American flag and taught them how to properly care for, transport, hoist, lower and fold the American flag per Title 4 of the United States Code.

Lucich summed up the day with a quote from President Woodrow Wilson:

“The things that the flag stands for were created by the experiences of a great people. Everything that it stands for was written by their lives. The flag is the embodiment, not of sentiment, but of history” -President Woodrow Wilson

“Thank you to Ranger Lucich for instructing students on what our American flag stands for and why there is protocol in handling the flag with respect, honor and care.  I have to imagine he made quite an impact,” said CSLEA President Alan Barcelona.





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