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 The ceremony will also feature a color guard and appearances from village officials. Jennifer Johnson,, 20 May 2021 As the color guard passed through the streets of downtown Layton, spectators at the Liberty Days parade fell silent. Caroleine James, The Salt Lake Tribune, 5 July 2021 The group will be in the front of the parade following the Robertsdale high school color guard and will lead approximately 75 members of the Joe Cain Marching Society, otherwise known as the foot marchers. J.d. Crowe |, al, 21 May 2021 The ceremony also features a University Hospitals Air Med flyover/hover, Veterans of Foreign Wars color guard, the Pledge of Allegiance and the National Anthem. cleveland, 21 June 2021 In past years, the parade has featured vintage cars, tractors, hot rods, logging trucks, floats, animals, bands, and a Boy Scout color guard. oregonlive, 21 June 2021 Local Boy Scouts will serve as the color guard followed by an assortment of businesses, community organizations, local officials and veterans. Susan Soldavin,, 18 June 2021 The others were at Elgin Veterans Memorial Park, where dignitaries and veterans threw flowers into the Fox River for the lives lost at sea, and at Lakewood Memorial Cemetery, at which there was a color guard and a rifle salute. Gloria Casas,, 1 June 2021 First came the color guard, then came the four seniors wearing full length cutouts of pints of beer, to advertise Barillaga, the campus pub. Sam Whiting, San Francisco Chronicle, 13 June 2021

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First Known Use of color guard

1705, in the meaning defined above

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23 Jul 2021

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“Color guard.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Jul. 2021.

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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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