Tag: honor guard
  • Flag Day: Honoring red, white, blue

    June 14, 1777, the Second Congressional Congress adopted the flag of the United States of America. Later in 1916, President Woodrow Wilson proclaimed June 14 as the day to officially celebrate our flag.
  • Honor guardsman receives 9th AF award

    At first, honor guard wasn’t even a thought for, then, U.S Air Force Airman 1st Class Quinton Gittens. It was only brought up briefly in conversation with a chief master sergeant; however, as the fates would have it, Gittens was tasked to start an honor guard program the very next week. “When I started honor guard, I wasn’t the best,” explained, now, Staff Sgt. Quinton Gittens, 633rd Force Support Squadron readiness NCO in charge. “I was struggling pretty badly, but as time went on I ended up liking it, and I ended up doing really well at it.”
  • Knights of Honor pay homage to fallen comrade

    Moody’s honor guard took 21 members, splitting them into various details to perform military honors for a fallen active-duty member Oct. 13, 2016, in Jacksonville, Fla. Moody’s honor guard performs congressionally mandated honors throughout 51 counties within Southern Georgia and Northern Florida. Moody’s honor guard, also known as the Knights of Honor, are comprised of up to 25 active duty Airmen.