color guard


Definition of color guard

: an honor guard for the colors of an organization

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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 When the color guard marched down a gravel road and fired a salute to begin the festivities, a line of cows in a nearby barn startled and jumped to their feet. Julie Bosman,, "The dairy breakfast: The most important meal of the year," 22 June 2019 The color guard in a parade makes tears roll down my cheeks and of course, videos of servicemen and women coming home and surprising their children is a big-choke-up. Leslie Anne Tarabella,, "Defend yourself with a proper hankie," 4 June 2019 Then, the color guard meticulously folded the flag, and Rear Admiral Robert Durand, on one knee, presented it to Fogg, along with thanks on behalf of the U.S. military. Bob Warren,, "‘Prayers answered.’ Sailor’s remains come home to Slidell after 77 years," 3 June 2019 Thanks to the Boy Scouts color guard’s presentation of our flag at Elmwood Park’s Fourth of July Independence Day parade. Chicago Tribune,, "Letter: They proudly marched with honor," 11 July 2018 Black Eyed Peas singer Fergie stepped up to the microphone at center court wearing a black lacy cocktail dress and, backed by a military color guard, began to sing. Chelsea Brasted,, "NBA All-Star Game: Watch Fergie perform the national anthem," 19 Feb. 2018

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1705, in the meaning defined above

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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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