Veterans Performing Colors
Last Post 20 Apr 2017 09:53 AM by m1ashooter. 1 Replies.
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11 Apr 2017 05:20 PM
    I have a rather unorthodox question.

    I am the president of my Veterans organization at my college and we're installing a flag pole outside of our building and would like to perform a colors ceremony for the first raise. Obviously it was brought up to grab the local ROTC and have them perform colors however the question was asked if we could perform colors ourselves in uniform. Make it a bit more personal and what not.

    Now I believe my interpretation of the regulations says that Veterans discharged honorably may wear their dress at a military ceremony. But being present and performing the actual ceremony seemed like two different things and lit a brain fart in my head.

    Can discharged veterans (not retirees) perform morning colors in uniform? This is not a military installation nor are any military units involved. Just the veterans at the college. My thought process is that if they cannot wear the uniform, they should not perform colors. But if they aren't allowed at all to perform colors then......brain fart.

    Thanks in advance!

    EDIT: I just realized this might not be the right board to post in but hopefully this would count as a regs question (even if its not boats). Apologies!
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    20 Apr 2017 09:53 AM
    Each service branch as its own directives but it would appear you would be in compliance as its a special ceremony. I say go for it as long as everyone is squared away and look sharp.

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