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What’s Wrong With This Honor Guard Picture?

This US Air Force photo shows Airmen carrying cremated remains of veterans for final honors. It is a touching and respectful ceremony and one in which all who participated can be proud. However, there is a slight problem. The Airmen bearing the colors should be on the right of the Airmen bearing the urns. Also, this is not how the cased American flag is carried over a distance.

It’s the small details that all honor guard members must pay attention to and if there isn’t any written guidance available, the team’s training should be able to dictate proper procedures.