Which Flag For the Anthem?

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I received such a great question this morning that I had to create an article from it. The Question Greetings, I am the parent of a high school varsity football player. At this seasons first game, I noticed that during the presentation of the colors by the school’s JROTC and the playing of the Star-Spangled Banner, half the team/audience was …

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Who is Authorized Military Funeral Honors?

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The references for this article are the National Defense Authorization Act of 2000, Public Law 106-65 section 578, and DoDI 4515.19. MFH = Military Funeral Honors. Standards This is an extract from DoDI 4515.19. POLICY. a. Support for congressional funerals will be provided, as appropriate and as authorized by law, upon request from Congressional leadership or where necessary to carry …

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The Why of the Color Guard: Military Joint Service Order

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So many Base Honor Guards, Civil Air Patrol, Sea Cadets, and JROTC units carry multiple service colors constantly in street parades to represent all, or most, of the services. While I understand this, it鈥檚 against color guard protocol. Here鈥檚 the information. See also this article, Joint Service Order of the Colors. For US first responders, see the article, American First …