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 Nearby stood a military band, an 82nd Airborne color guard and a firing party, its seven soldiers arrayed in line. Fredrick Kunkle, Washington Post, 6 Sep. 2022 People can see them on display in parades and color guard exercises. Jonathan M. Pitts, Baltimore Sun, 8 Aug. 2022 San Marcos VFW Post 3795 will host a ceremony with patriotic music, color guard and speakers at 10 a.m. Monday at San Marcos Cemetery, 1021 Mulberry Drive. Linda Mcintosh, San Diego Union-Tribune, 24 May 2022 Cue up the marching band, color guard, costumed dancers on floats and giant-rainbow-flag bearers. Annamaria Stephens, San Diego Union-Tribune, 8 July 2022 They are divided into three performing ensembles: brass, color guard, and percussion, Brown said. Cierra Britten, The Enquirer, 5 July 2022 The event includes remarks from veteran leaders, a color guard, performance of the National Anthem and Taps. oregonlive, 27 May 2022 The national anthem was performed by Airman First Class Benton Felty with the color guard from the USS Constitution. Globe Staff,, 4 July 2022 Memorial Day festivities include free hot dogs all day and a 1 p.m. service featuring a marching band, color guard, bagpipers, and military personnel from Camp Withycombe. oregonlive, 27 May 2022 See More

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First Known Use of color guard

1705, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of color guard was in 1705

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21 Sep 2022

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“Color guard.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Sep. 2022.

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