Thread: honor guards
10-08-2000, 08:19 PM #1kellyreliefFirehouse.com Guest
How about a forum for so the Honor Guards across the country can exchange information. A lot of departments want to start an Honor Guard but have no idea where to turn for information. And existing units can share info on everything from where they get the best deals on uniforms and equipment to how they handle different functions.
10-10-2000, 06:24 PM #2kmnaderFirehouse.com Guest
Great idea I 2nd that. This would be good for everyone.
10-10-2000, 06:26 PM #3kmnaderFirehouse.com Guest
Great idea I 2nd that. This would be good for everyone. We just started an honor guard in our department last year.
10-12-2000, 07:50 PM #4Philip CFirehouse.com Guest
I would like to see something on this also. I'm a member of my company's Honor Guard and would like to here from others with the same interest. Thanks for considering this. Take care and be safe.
Prince George's Co Sta 10
11-15-2000, 08:25 PM #5demon641Firehouse.com Guest
just a question about the positions of the flags in a color guard(I know similar to honor guard but very different).
ok back to the ? If in a parade you have 3 flags(American,State,Company) in what order do they go in ie A,S,C ......S,A,C .
Thanks for the help.
11-15-2000, 11:18 PM #6FF McDonaldFirehouse.com Guest
demon641 -- In reply to your question... I hope that I am qualified to reply- Having been the member of countless color guards while in the military.
Everything is based off of the US flag. The US flag should be on the "true" right.... meaning that as the color guard is proceeding in the line of march, the US Flag is on the 'right' side of the three flags. If after marching-- the color guard "posts' near someone speaking - the US flag should be to the right of the speaker-- or to the audience's left.
Also -- if you have 3 flags- then you should also have 2 "color Guards" (the Guard for the flags)-- In my Department, the color guards carry chrome plated axes w/ wooden handles. It's a point of honor and respect that whenever the US flag is displayed in the line of march- that there be someone present to defend the colors...
"In Omnia Paratus"
-- The opinions presented here are my own; and are not those of any organization that I belong to, or work for.
11-16-2000, 01:02 AM #7daysleeper47Firehouse.com Guest
Hey guys...here is my 2 cents. I don't think it should be strictly limited to honor guards. I think that is too narrow. Maybe it could include all of the ceremonial aspects of firefighting such as honor guards, pipes and drum orgs., traditions, and history. It would be a good place to go if people had any questions regarding any of those topics. I am sure that there are more topics too, I just can't think of them at the moment.
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11-19-2000, 10:56 AM #8kellyreliefFirehouse.com Guest
the answer to the order of the flags is right that everything is based off the the American flag's right. To go one step further the rest of the flags would be as follows.
1 Foriegn National flags
2 Flag of the President
3 State flags (in order of admittance of the state to the union, of in alphabetical order)
4 Military organizational flags
5 Union flags
6 Department flags
So to answer the original question it would be American , state, company with the American flag on the right in the direction of travel.
11-19-2000, 12:16 PM #9demon641Firehouse.com Guest
Thanks for the info.
11-29-2000, 03:25 PM #10DVFD7726Firehouse.com Guest
new member who just registered and notice the topic. Our department has been unsuccessful in finding a company to make a custom departmental flag for our honor guard. Does anyone known of companies that would be interested. Would greatly appreciate any help. Thanks
11-30-2000, 08:19 PM #11kellyreliefFirehouse.com Guest
Our union flag was made by McMullin Specialties. Phone number 610-459-5112. Not sure if he makes other flags. Did a nice job with our flag. Just be ready for the price when you get it.
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