Video: About Flag Ceremonies

Video Transcript:

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[Pedro Navagonzalez]: Reveille, Retreat and Taps. Each ceremony is firmly rooted in military history and provides an opportunity to show respect to the US Flag, Country, and fellow Airmen, Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines from past and present who have served this great nation. Expected protocol for paying proper respect during the ceremony calls are as follows. Reveille 07. Music The morning bugle call known as Reveille was originally conducted as true in 1812 and was designed to muster the unit or for roll-call. But as time passed, it came to mark when the flag was raised in the morning and honors paid to it. Retreat 17:00. Music At the end of the workday, Retreat will sound. Retreat is traditionally a time to secure the flag and pay respect to what it stands for. During Reveille and Retreat those outdoor should stop activities and face in the direction of the installation flag or face the direction of the music. Drivers operating a vehicle render respect by stopping their vehicle and facing in the direction of the music. Exiting your vehicle is not required. Access control points shall also stop all traffic. Those in uniform, Shall salute the flag or face in the direction of the music. Taps 21:00 Music Taps is a signal of the end of the day and is played alone to honor the service members who paid the ultimate price. For this purposes that are no formal protocol procedures required. During all ceremonies involving the national anthem and or hoisting, lowering or passing of the flag. Members of the military and veterans who are present but not in uniform may now render the military to solute in accordance provided for individuals in uniform according to the Section 301 B sub paragraph one of titled 36 united states code as approved and the Defense Authorization Act of 2008 and 2009. While the sound of the bugle may stop us momentarily for what we are doing. The traditions and honor that accompany the music deserve a moment of our time. When you hear the music, Remember our Veterans and those who gave the ultimate sacrifice.