One of the many activities planned to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the USPS in 2014 is for each district- in our case District 13- to collect “battle ribbons” from each district squadron. These ribbons, in colors chosen by the squadron, will accompany the 100th anniversary USPS flag every time it’s brought out for district events. The Tokyo Sail & Power Squadron battle ribbon is in simple red and white in tribute to the colors of Hinomaru, the Japanese flag. Along with the district number and squadron location or name, the ribbons bear the year of the founding of the squadron embroidered across the bottom.
We may not be able to attend many District 13 events because of the distances involved, but at least we are there now in name alongside the 14 other squadrons of the district.