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Because the color party marched into battle at the front and center of the regiment, casualties were high. The union, white stars on a field of blue, is the honor point of the flag.

AR 600-235 Assignment and Accountability of Army Personnel Appointed to Service Academies

The Colors originated as a means of 600-325 identification and performed this function for many years. Any flourish in the salute is improper.

For example, the placement of the two flags shown on the seal, the organizational and the national flags are reversed in violation of heraldic custom. It is a fact that most people respond positively to genuine politeness and courtesy.

When you hear the command “At ease” in a dining facility, remain seated, silent and continue eating unless directed otherwise.

The older an organization, the more soldiers, both active and retired, have had the opportunity of serving in and identifying with it and the more opportunities the organization has had to win battle honors.

The fiery regimental spirit fondly polished over decades and centuries possesses him in the face of the enemy. At reveille and retreat ceremonies, during the raising or lowering of the flag. From that blue flag evolved the eagle on regimental and battalion flags and, finally, on Major Army Command flags. The flag of the United States is the symbol of our nation. When used singularly, the term “Color” implies the National Color. The salute is not simply an honor exchanged.


The customs of the Army are its common law. At other functions where the Pledge of Allegiance is recited, a soldier in uniform silently stands at attention facing the flag and renders the hand salute if outdoors. As you continue in your service, remember that these also help in unit and self-discipline, building the team and demonstrating your professionalism.

Airborne units’ maroon beret. Military tradition is an interesting and often amusing subject. When aar or exiting a vehicle, the junior ranking soldier is the first to enter, and the senior in rank is the first to exit. Such actions have occurred throughout the Army’s history, 600-325 increased after World War II as the Army placed more emphasis on retaining units with the most history and honors. Continuous recognition of the significance of flags to the soldiers’ morale resulted in a well-defined system of flags for organizations at all echelons.

Bugles were first used for signaling in America by the British army during the Revolutionary War. The concept of campaign streamers came to prominence in the Civil War when Army organizations embroidered the wr of battles on their organizational colors.

The familiar tune of “Tattoo” signaled tavern owners to “doe den tap toe” or “turn off the taps. Distinctive items of clothing worn 600-253 your unit such as headgear, belt buckles, and tankers’ boots.

FM Chapter 4, Customs, Courtesies, and Traditions

The Americans intended to follow the British practice of using two different designs for the National flag: Customs include positive actions-things you do, and taboos-things you avoid.

Above the breastplate rises a sword upon which rests a Phrygian cap. In the years following the war, the pieces were finally recovered and sewed together again to form the flag, which zr still in existence. Furthermore, those colors symbolize in the language of heraldry the virtues of hardiness 6000-235 valor redpurity and innocence whiteand vigilance, perseverance, and justice blue.


In saluting, turn your head and eyes toward the person or flag you are saluting. Until no flag represented the Army as a whole. Special designations authorized unit nicknames such as Cottonbalers, the 7th Infantry Regiment.

Each step up the ladder of leadership brings you a larger share of pay, prestige, and privileges. A soldier in ad clothing recites the ra while standing at attention, facing the flag with the right hand over the heart. The historic War Office seal, somewhat modified from its original, is the design feature that gives to the Army flag its greatest distinction.

This was discontinued in when units were authorized to place silver bands, engraved with the names of battles, around the staffs of their organizational colors.

Sign In Sign Out. Mutual respect is a vital part of military courtesy.

As late asthe designs of regimental and national colors to be carried by Army organizations were the subject of correspondence between Washington and the Board of War. Regiments and separate battalions are 6600-235 only units that carry colors.

Leaders willingly accept this responsibility as a privilege in itself.

It’s a privilege, not a chore,” said 1LT Thompson. In general, flags incorporate design elements that are identical to or relate to the insignia worn by the members of the organization. Military courtesy means good manners and politeness in dealing with other people.