Relief of the Honor Gaurd at Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall

Not only do the US military service honor guards do things a little differently, but learning to appreciate how other cultures perform their duties is a must for anyone on an honor guard. While some things may seem quite odd or even silly to do, there is a reason that military honor guard units around the world perform the way they do.

Relief of the Air Force Honor Huard, Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall
Taipei, Feb. 17, 2013

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The Guards at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier are always US Army and have never and will never be any other service. But here we see the relief of the Navy Honor Guard at the Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall in 2012. Notice how the positioning of the stationary guards and ceremony itself have changed.

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