On this page you will find information about the NCSSAR
Color Guard, the E-Magazine for the National Color Guard,
the Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for the Color Guard,
the Color Guard Handbook and contact information for any
The Color Guard is used in ceremonies to open and close
meetings of the SAR, DAR, CAR and other organizations. They
participate in parades, memorial services and grave
markings. They bring favorable publicity to the SAR with
their colorful flags, attractive uniforms and colonial style
music. In addition, it is fun. The Color Guard is organized
on the state society and/or chapter level. North Carolina
fields a "combined Color Guard" made up of men from several
chapters who assemble just like the minutemen.
"My Guidance has been geared to North Carolina recommending
that the Chapters building their small color guard start
with Militia Period Dress, i.e. Tricorn, Hunting shirt, long
pants, and those common items worn and used by the common
farmer, as they are easier to dress up or down according to
the weather. I also encourage our men to build on a four man
unit with two riflemen and two flag bearers and to start by
posting the Betsy Ross and their Chapter flag at each
meeting. I encourage all to attend announced events and to
participate in period dress." - Color Guard
Commander, Major Dick Bishop, USA Ret.
If you are interested in participating with our Chapter's
Color Guard contact our Chapter Color Guard Commander,
Dan Judson, (910) 484-0955 or (910) 308-4938.
For other Chapters, you can contact your local North Carolina Chapter's president.
Color Guard SOP
Color Guard Handbook
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