The Significance Of The Reverse Flag


What is the significance of the reverse flag worn on Soldiers' right sleeve?

The reverse flag dates back to the Army’s early history when both cavalry and infantry units would charge ahead as the Stars and Stripes streamed back. When moving forward, therefore, the star field is always to the front as the red and white stripes flow to the back in the breeze. Today, the reverse flag is worn on the right sleeve of military uniforms and symbolizes the courage and respect of those who serve.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

this makes me proud. I am the girlfriend of an Army National Guardsman and I couldn't be more proud of him

Anonymous said...

I am a girlfriend of an US solider is deployed now. Miss him everyday and cry more than I laugh but soon he will be home

Anonymous said...

I for one am most likely going into the national gaurd and am very proud of our nations history