Community and civic organizations may request ceremonial support from the Marine Corps for participation in appropriate events. The Color Guard is a four-member formation – consisting of the senior Marine and Color Sergeant carrying the National Colors, a Marine carrying the Marine Corps Colors, and two rifle bearers. The Color Guard is responsible for rendering appropriate military honors. This traditional formation adds dignity to any military-related activity, parade, or civic event by showing respect to our Nation and those who have served. To have your event considered, please submit your request between 30 to 90 days before your event.