Color Guard with POW/MIA flag outside of formation

All About The POW/MIA Flag Protocol

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Depending on where you live in the US, you can count on strong feelings as to whether the POW/MIA flag should be marched in a color guard for a parade. Title 36 U.S. Code § 902 – National League of Families POW/MIA Flag The information in the Flag Code is instructions for US government agency display. It has no information …

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 …

Generation “Lack of Respect”

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Many people have been asking me for my opinion regarding the following. Here it is: I am disgusted at the reprehensible and intolerable actions of some of my brothers- and sisters-in-arms who are also fellow ceremonial guardsmen. Have I ever done stupid things? Yes, and all actions have some sort of consequence of which I had to endure as part …

What’s Wrong with this POW/MIA Table Picture?

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What’s Wrong with this POW/MIA Table Picture? Several organizations/pages across Facebook have posted this as a way to bring attention to POW/MIA Day this September and, unfortunately, whoever setup and took this picture had very little knowledge of what the setup should have looked like. The table setup is spelled out in the POW/MIA Ceremony script, here. Colors information, while …

The POW/MIA Ceremony

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Prisoner of War/Missing in Action (POW/MIA)Remembrance Ceremony Information Related: The Fallen First Responder Ceremony Use this article as a training guide for an indoor POW/MIA Ceremony. NOTE: The POW/MIA Ceremony setup and ceremony proper are NOT different for any service or organization, what you read below is it. There is no such thing as “POW/MIA USMC Regulations” or POW/MIA Army Ceremony”. …