Being assigned to the color guard is considered an honor due to the fact that these individuals present and carry the symbols of their unit and country.

At a larger rodeo, the color guard renders honors when the national anthem is played or sung. In these cases, the unit and departmental flags salute by dipping (leaning the flag forward). However, the United States national flag renders no salute.

This story will be expanded through an interview with members of a color guard.

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