Receiving or Dismissing the Colors by the Color Guard

When receiving uncased Colors on display in the commander’s office, the Color guard is positioned in a single rank facing the Colors. The Color sergeant commands Present, ARMS and Order, ARMS. On completion of order arms, the Color bearers (without command) secure the Colors. The Color guard files outside (guard, National Color, organizational color, guard) and re-forms in a line formation. The Color guards execute right shoulder arms and the Color bearers assume the carry position.

To dismiss the Colors, the procedures are basically the same except that the Colors are placed back in their stands before executing present arms.

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