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forearm inclined at about forty-five degrees, hand and wrist straight. (Two.) Drop the arm smartly by the side. Officers and men, when saluting, look toward person saluted.
Section 37. Enlisted men carrying rifle, not in rank, when within saluting distance (six paces) salute an officer with the rifle salute, look toward him and retain the left hand in position, until the salute is acknowledged or he is passed.
If unarmed the salute is made in a similar manner with the hand farthest from the officer.
-From Section 593.
TO THE COLOR
SALUTE TO THE COLOR. When the school is assembled, the Captain of the school will take post in front of the center of the piano, facing the school. The Color Guard will stand at the other end of the assembly room, facing the Captain.
Immediately on the seating of the school, the Captain will go to the Color Rack at the Principal’s desk, take therefrom the Color and return with it to his former position.
He shall then command : “ Color Guard, to the front and center, march !” the piano playing 6. To the Color."
When the Color Guard arrives at the front and center, the Captain delivers the Color to the Color Sergeant, the Guard and Captain saluting.
The Color Sergeant then faces his Guard about and takes his place in the Guard.
A signal is then given from the piano and the school arises. The Captain commands,
Right hand, salute,” which is executed by the school and the teachers and at the same time the Color is dipped.
The National Anthem is then to be sung, after which the signal is given for the seating of the school. The Captain commands, “Color Guard, to your post, march!”
The Color Guard proceeds to the rear of the large room, the piano playing To the Color.”
On arriving at its station, the Color Guard will be seated, and at the same time the Captain of the school takes his seat on a chair placed at the right of the Principal's desk.
After the opening exercises, the Color is returned to the rack with the following ceremony:
The Captain takes station two paces in front of the piano, the Color Guard stand at their post.
As the pupils march out of the assembly, each salutes the Color as he passes (pp. 114, 115), with the hand opposite the Color, beginning the salute two paces before reaching the Guard and ending it at two paces in the rear of the Guard.
As soon as the last pupil has saluted, the Color Sergeant gives the command, “Color Guard, forward march.” On arriving two paces in front of the Captain, the Color Sergeant halts his Guard with “Color Guard, halt,” advances one pace to the front, and hands the Color to the Captain, who salutes as he receives it, the Color Sergeant and Guard also giving the prescribed salute.
The Captain then gives the order, “Sergeant, dismiss the Guard,” who thereupon gives the order, “Color Guard is dismissed,” and they proceed to their respective class-rooms.
The Captain replaces the Color at the Principal's desk, executes " backward march” for two paces, halts, gives the proper salute 66 about faces,” and goes to his class-room.*
* The salute should also be given by all teachers and visitors who may be at or near the principal's desk.
OFFICER OF THE DAY. The Officer of the Day will, in general, be detailed from the officers and non-commissioned officers of the graduating class. He may, how. ever, be detailed from the privates of that class.
At the opening exercises the new Officer of the Day, in full dress, with sword at the carry, will take post one pace in front of the center of the piano. The old Officer of the Day will stand two paces to his left, the Captain two paces to his right.
When the school is assembled, the Officer of the Day will command :
“ Color Guard, to the front and center, march.” When the Color Guard arrives at the Front and Center, the Captain of the School will take the Color from the rack and deliver it to the Color Sergeant.
The Color Sergeant brings his guard to the present arms before stepping up to receive the Color, and on receiving it, salutes the Captain, who returns his salute.
The Sergeant then brings his guard to the "right shoulder,” faces it about and takes his place in the guard.
A signal is then given from the piano and the school arises. The Officer of the Day commands, "right hand salute," which is executed by pupils and teachers. At the same time the Color is dipped, and the Color Guard presents arms."
The Officer of the Day also executes present” at the command “salute.” The Field Music sounds a flourish or a ruffle.
After the singing of the National Anthem, the Officer of the Day comes to “ the Carry” and commands, “ Color Guard, to your post, march.”
After the reading of the Bible and the singing of the opening hymn, the Officer of the Day commands, “Color Guard and Field Music, be seated.' The Captain of the School takes his seat at this command.
The Officer of the Day then commands, “ Attention to orders,” and reads the detail for the following day and other orders.
He then, still facing the school, returns his sword to the scabbard.
He then faces to the left and at the same time the old Officer of the Day faces to the right. They both salute, the old Officer of the Day handing to the new Officer of the Day his reports and report book. They take seats on their respective sides.
After the opening exercises the Color is returned by the Color Guard to the Captain, who replaces it at the desk with the proper salute.*
Immediately after the opening exercises the Officer of the Day will report to the Principal for orders and instructions, and will then go to his class.
* See page 118.