The Color Guard for the Disabled

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Many disabled and paralyzed veterans across the country want to take part in Veterans Day, Memorial Day parades and other celebrations even taking part in honor guard duties at funerals.

The picture above is an example of two members taking part in a color guard. While the picture below is another example, this time of a full color guard. What I created below includes the American flag, a state flag and all of the service colors in joint service order (Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force and Coast Guard- for info on this click here). This image was created for visual balance, but you can have any combination of standing members and members in wheelchairs.

When moving forward, you can stay in step or not, it doesn’t matter. Also, holding the flagstaff straight up or at an angle is your choice. If the staff is quite long, you can rest it on a wheelchair footrest, hold the shorter flagstaff with one or both hands while resting it on the seat.

While some may feel that all of this information is straight-forward, not everyone deals with this issue until it comes up and when it comes up, there really isn’t any information available. Now, we have the information.

Disabled Colors Wedge Formation

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