There is a difference between carrying and displaying flags. A display of flags is already in a set of stands either for daily display or for an event/ceremony and not carried by a color guard.
It is very common to see JROTC color guards carrying their state flag instead of the departmental or organizational flag. The reason behind teams carrying the state flag is that military flags have very specific requirements to be dipped, state flags don’t.
DrillMaster addresses the thin Line flag raising in Cincinnati, OH.
Update for May 2022! To download a 2-sided PDF handout of this article, click here. Please help educate as many people as possible by emailing or printing it out and handing it to those who need the information. For years people have verbally attacked each other over what they thought they know to be true, especially where flag display is …
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Please read this article very carefully. The following information is based in regulation drill. Much of the information directly relates to ceremonial unit color guards. Even though this is not about ceremonial drill (honor guard), color guards are ceremonial in nature and all must adhere to the standards. Definitions Military color guard. A uniformed Active Duty, National Guard, or Reserve …
DrillMaster explains all about the flag on a casket. This includes the state flag.
Does the host nation flag fly at half-staff/mast with the American flag? No. Not always. For September 11, only America was attacked and only America flies it’s flag at half-staff. Other nations can authorize their flag at half-staff, it just depends. See here: http://drillmaster.wpengine.com/2012/07/16/the-american-flag-at-half-staff/. Picture courtesy www.maggiesnotebook.com