color guard


Definition of color guard

: an honor guard for the colors of an organization

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Recent Examples on the Web Veterans and active-duty military, as well as one guest per person, receive free admission plus a complimentary lunch at 2 p.m. On Monday, Manchester will have a parade and color guard form beginning at 10:30 a.m. by the American Legion Drive. Amanda Blanco,, "From Ledyard to Washington, here’s a look at Veterans Day ceremonies in Connecticut this weekend," 8 Nov. 2019 Among his many commendations, Paul served as the head of the color guard in the wedding of Grace Kelly to the Prince Rainier of Monaco., "Deaths in Central Florida: 9/22," 22 Sep. 2019 When her mother died in 2015, about 50 band members, both musicians and color guard, came to the funeral. Anna Beahm |, al, "Jacksonville State’s Marching Southerners: Bigger and better than ever?," 18 Aug. 2019 The color guard was represented by North Ridgeville VFW Post 9871, and Rolling Thunder members stood at attention during the entire ceremony. Linda Gandee/special To,, "Veterans memorial dedicated in Avon ‘honoring all those who served in defense of our nation’," 16 Sep. 2019 Hundreds of shiny motorcycles line Sylvia Drive in Brook Park as the 3rd Battalion, 25th Regiment, 4th Marine Division color guard present the flags at Kennedy Park Veterans Memorial. Lynn Ischay,, "Brook Park 3/25 Marines, hundreds of motorcyclists commemorate September 11 victims," 9 Sep. 2019 Denise spends a lot of time working with the color guard. Anna Beahm |, al, "Jacksonville State’s Marching Southerners: Bigger and better than ever?," 18 Aug. 2019 Before the two students loss their lives in the mass shooting on Feb. 14, 2018, Schacter played trombone and Montalto was a color guard member. Rod Stafford Hagwood,, "Cool events during hot August in around South Florida," 24 July 2019 Each drum & bugle corp is comprised of up to 150 brass, color guard and percussionists displaying athleticism, artistry and outstanding musical performance. Luann Gibbs,, "Things to do in Cincinnati this week: June 24-30," 24 June 2019

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First Known Use of color guard

1705, in the meaning defined above

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20 Nov 2019

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“Color guard.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 22 November 2019.

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English Language Learners Definition of color guard

: a person in uniform who holds a flag in a ceremony or parade

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