Rendering a Hand Salute

The Patriot Guard follows the lead of the military, law enforcement, and firefighters in charge of the honors ceremonies. When those groups issue the following commands, the Patriot Guard obeys the commands.

There may be occasions when the Patriot Guard Ride Captain must issue the commands. These commands can include, but are not limited to:

Attention!” –> Come to attention

“Present, Arms!” –>Salute if not holding a flag

“Order, Arms!” –>Arm back to side but stand at attention

“As You Were” or “At ease” –> If holding flag, continue until instructed to roll them up

“Stand down” –>Flagline dismissed


“Dismissed” –>Flagline dismissed