On post, where is building number 1 located?
Name the types of military flags
At the base of the flag pole
• Colors, standards
• Distinguished flags
How is the flag flown on Memorial Day?
When the flag is flown at night, what must be done?
At half-mast till noon, then from noon until retreat sounds, it is at full staff
It must be illuminated
What date was the Army flag dedicated?
When a President or Past President dies, how long is the flag flown at half-mast?
14 June 1956 (it was approved 12 June 1956)
How is the flag draped over the casket?
How many stripes does the American flag have?
So the stars are over the left shoulder
13 stripes (7 red and 6 white)
What is the difference between the National Colors and the National Flag?
What do the colors on the flag represent?
The National Colors is trimmed on 3 sides with golden yellow fringe
• Red-Hardiness and Valor
• White-Purity and Innocence
• Blue- Vigilance, Preservation and Justice
When Military personnel die, the flag is presented to the beneficiary, who provides the flag?
When the national flag is worn out, how is it disposed of?
The postmaster general
The section of the flag with the stars is cut from the flag and then both pieces are burned together
What are the 2 ways that the flag can be displayed?
Who is traditionally responsible for the safeguarding, care and display of the unit's colors?
2. Hanging free
The Command Sergeant Major
How is the American flag raised to the half-staff position?
If a flag is in the half-staff position, how is it lowered?
It is first raised all the way to the top of the staff for an instant, then lowered to half staff
It is first raised to the top of the staff for a brief moment, and then it is lowered.
What is a pennant?
When folded, what is the shape of the American flag?
A triangular flag used for various military purposes
The shape like that of a cocked hat
What does the Hoist and Fly of a flag mean?
What Army Regulations govern the raising and the lowering of the Flag?
The Hoist is the width of a flag (vertical edge measured from top to bottom); the Fly is the length of the flag (horizontal edge, measured from left to right)
AR 600-25 and
What are the two bugle calls played at Retreat?
"Retreat" and "To The Color"
What does Retreat mean?
What are some places that the flag is flown 24 hours a day by specific legal authority as of January 1966?
Retiring the colors from the day's activities
• US Capitol in Washington, DC
• Fort McHenry National Monument, Flag House Square in Baltimore, MD
• Francis Scott Keys Grave
• The World War Memorial in Worcester, Massachusetts
Are the colors ever dipped as a salute or compliment?
Name the 3 types of flags normally flown and their sizes
Never on land, only at sea when 2 friendly ships of war meet
1. Storm- 5ft x 9 and 1/2 ft
2. Post- 8ft 11 3/8 inches x 17 ft
3. Garrison- 20 ft x 38 ft
What are the 5 basic US flags used by the Army?
When a new state enters the Union, when is the star added to the flag?
The following 4th of July
How long is reveille played?
How many National colors can be present during a review, parade, or honor guard ceremony?
What is the height of a flagpole?
50, 60, 75 ft