How do you post the colors?

Posting the colors requires that a color guard team move the colors (usually the American flag, the state flag, the service flag, and the unit flag) from a carried position and placed into a stand. This formality is normally done at events such as graduation ceremonies and public events.

Who can present the colors?

The presentation of colors is a ceremony presenting or retiring a flag. The “colors” refer to a flag. A color guard, consisting of two honor guards and two flag bearers, presents or retires the colors. A Sergeant-at-Arms dictates the orders during the ceremony.

What does retire the colors mean?

Retire the Colors is a reference to the command given at the end of a service or ceremony directing the color guard to retrieve the national and unit colors and remove them from the ceremony.

How do you present a color?

The flag bearers place the flags in the stands and take a step backwards. When the colors have been presented, the group faces the flags and stands at attention. Honor is given to the flag, whether it is a salute, standing at attention or removal of hats and placing hands over hearts.

How do you announce a presentation of colors?

“Ladies and gentlemen, at this time, please rise and direct your attention to [color/honor guard entrance location] for the presentation of the colors for tonight’s game. Presenting the colors for tonight’s game, please welcome the [color/honor guard name] from [where they are from].

How do you announce color guard?

“Color Guard, attention.” – Used to announce that the Flag Ceremony is to begin. “Color Guard, advance.” – Signals the Color Guard to advance with the flag(s). “Color Guard, present the colors.” – Directs the Color Guard to open the flag(s) to present to the audience.

What do you say when presenting colors?

1) (Color Guard takes position quietly near posted flags and stands at attention.) Initial command: “Color Guard, attention.” 2) “Troop Attention.” 3) “Color Guard, retrieve the colors.” (Color bearers remove colors from stands and align, at attention, with other members of color guard facing the audience or Troop.

How do you introduce the entrance to colors?

How do you retire colors?

When a head table is used, the Color sergeant moves the Color guard to the head table. The Color sergeant commands Color guard, HALT; Present, ARMS, and reports to the host, “Sir, Request permission to retire the colors.” The host acknowledges the report and directs RETIRE THE COLORS.

Why is the American flag folded into a triangle at funerals?

The first fold symbolizes life. The second fold represents a belief in eternal life. The third fold is made in honor and remembrance of the veterans who gave their lives in defense of the country in order to help attain peace throughout the world.