the group of persons, as in the armed forces or at military institutions, who carry or escort the flag or colors during parades, reviews, etc.
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How to use color guard in a sentence
There was no fanfare, no color guard, no one directing people to “stand and honor America.”Mark Cuban had the right idea: It’s time to rethink how we use the national anthem | John Feinstein | February 12, 2021 | Washington Post
Led by the color guard, and several chaplains, the detail shuffle-stepped toward the plane and up the ramp.
The two leaders met on the south lawn of the executive mansion, with a color guard, lawmakers and cabinet members looking on.
In line, the color guard is in the interval between the inner guides of the right and left center companies.Manual of Military Training | James A. Moss
The color guard now enters, marches up to in front of the officers and all stand at salute.The Book of Camp-Lore and Woodcraft | Dan Beard
The Herald now blows a fanfare and the officers march into the council ground with the colors and the color guard.The Book of Camp-Lore and Woodcraft | Dan Beard
Just before reaching it the last of the color-guard was shot, and the flag fell in the open.Harper's Round Table, June 4, 1895 | Various
One color guard (a flag at the head) with two home guardsmen in citizens clothes.The Behavior of Crowds | Everett Dean Martin