color guard


Definition of color guard

: an honor guard for the colors of an organization

Examples of color guard in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In a final farewell, the color guard showered Leath’s casket with the white carnations collected from officers at IMS. Vic Ryckaert, Indianapolis Star, "'Passionate, determined, God-fearing': Officer Leath laid to rest in coronavirus' shadow," 16 Apr. 2020 And a color guard will present flags for the national anthem. Marc Bona, cleveland, "Gov. DeWine to throw out ceremonial first pitch at Akron RubberDucks ‘game’," 10 Apr. 2020 South Milwaukee took honors for best color guard in AAA. Bob Dohr, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Greendale placed first and Oak Creek second at the WSMA State Marching Band Championships," 24 Oct. 2019 Firefighters, a color guard, bagpipes and trucks from several different towns took part in a parade Saturday to mark the 125th anniversary of the Western Springs Fire Department. Diane Dachota,, "Western Springs parade, picnic celebrates 125th anniversary of Fire Department," 26 Aug. 2019 Nine high school bands from across the state took part in the competition, which was adjudicated in categories including musicianship, visuals, color guard, and overall effect. Steve Smith,, "Rockville High School Hosts Festival Of Bands," 17 Oct. 2019 Oak Creek also was best-in-class in musical presentation, visual presentation, percussion and color guard. Bob Dohr, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Greendale placed first and Oak Creek second at the WSMA State Marching Band Championships," 24 Oct. 2019 Boy Scout Troop 311 of La Mesa played the call to the colors and the troop color guard raised the flag in the plaza. San Diego Union-Tribune, "From the Archives: Grossmont Center’s 1961 opening day was a hit," 6 Oct. 2019 Several of those high school students led a color guard ceremony during the exhibit’s dedication. Molly Duerig, azcentral, "Honoring Pearl Harbor: Youth learn about realities of war at 'Sacred Steel' exhibit in Mesa," 7 Dec. 2019

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1705, in the meaning defined above

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“Color guard.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Aug. 2020.

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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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