All About the Color Guard

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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 …

All about the Flag on the Casket

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Definitions Casket: a rectangular-shaped box in which the dead are buried. Image courtesy of www.veterancaskets.com Coffin: a six-sided box for the same purpose. The ends taper inward toward the head and feet. Not widely used in America, used extensively in Europe. Image courtesy of www.murrayfuneralservice.co.uk Interment: the burial of a corpse in a grave or tomb, typically with funeral rites. Internment: the imprisonment or …

Host Nation Flags

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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