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. Written in 2018, updated in 2022 for clarity. Definitions Who is Represented? …

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