Boston Police Academy Recruit Class 53-13 recently reached an important benchmark as the class was presented with and celebrated the receipt of its class flag or Guidon flag. The Guidon flag is symbolic in that, in addition to identifying the class, it also signals the developing cohesiveness, camaraderie and coming together of Class 53-13. Each class has a recruit officer who serves as the guide or flag bearer. The guide carries and tends to the Guidon flag which is carried on all recruit class runs. The recruit officer entrusted with the responsibility of carrying the flag is always easy to spot as it his role to lead and run at the front of the formation for all to see. It is also important to the note the color of the Guidon flag. As seen in the photos, the flag is white in color. On graduation day, a blue Guidon flag will – not only replace the white one – but it will also take its rightful place among the many recruit class flags presently and proudly hanging in the halls of the Boston Police Academy. Every Boston Police Recruit class since 1985 has a class flag or Guidon proudly hanging in halls of the Boston Police Academy at 85 Williams Ave in Hyde Park and, soon, so will Boston Police Academy Class 53-13. Keep up the great work recruits!!!