Organizing a Military Ceremony

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Invitations and Programs:

Design and print formal invitations for guests. Include a detailed program outlining the sequence of events, speakers, and any special performances. People outside of the military are not familiar with military protocols so it is always recommended to have a program available for all guests.

Venue Setup:

Choose a suitable venue with ample space for military formations and ceremonies. Ensure proper seating arrangements for distinguished guests, military officials, and attendees.

Flags and Banners:

Display the national flag prominently along with any relevant military or organizational flags. Banners with unit insignias or emblems add a personalized touch. offers extra-wide ribbons 12” for vertical banner printing that is ideal for military banners. Customized printed ribbons can feature military branch logo and commemorative date and event or any other desired message. The design is repeated throughout the length of the ribbon, which can be repeated one, per yard on a 12 yard long ribbon, or on a 25 yard long ribbon.

Seating and Staging:

Set up a dignified stage for speakers and participants, flanked by American flag and the military service flag and any other agency flag. It is customary in some military ceremonies to have a receiving line. In this case, the protocol for the receiving line should be included in the invitation. A logo printed event carpet runner with stanchions and rope would be a classic and elegant touch to a receiving line. A special table for military leaders and honored guests can be set up and dressed with a printed military service logo and other commemorative text such as date, and message.

Audio/Visual SetUp:

Ensure a high-quality sound system and screen for clear communication during speeches, commands, special visual presentations, and musical performances. Test the system in advance for optimal operation. A rehearsal or dry run of presentations and speeches is important and shouldn’t be left out!

Military Band or Bugler and Ceremonial Weapons and Equipment:

Arrange for a military band or bugler to provide musical accompaniment, especially for the national anthem and other ceremonial tunes. Display ceremonial weapons, such as sabers, rifles, or swords, depending on the nature of the ceremony. Ensure they are polished and in impeccable condition. A military ceremony can include a weapons display such as presentation of arms drill.

Uniforms and Attire:

Coordinate the appropriate military uniforms for participants, ensuring they adhere to dress code regulations. Provide guidance on civilian attire for guests and include this in the invitation.

Honor Guard:

Organize an honor guard for flag-raising, flag-lowering, or other ceremonial duties. Ensure the guard is well-trained and follows precise drill movements.

Medals and Awards:

Prepare any medals or awards that will be presented during the ceremony. Ensure they are properly secured and ready for presentation. has an extensive selection of military approved medals, medal pins, and medal display cases that include a flag and an engraved plaque. Take your pick from some of the most elegant and finely crafted medal display cases at friendly prices available from

Military Protocol Materials:

Provide printed materials outlining military protocols and etiquette for attendees, especially civilians who may not be familiar with military customs. An invitation that includes a brief outline of protocols such as military ceremony receiving line, etc., is the best way to clarify or inform civilians of what to expect during the military ceremony.

Photography and Videography:

Hire professional photographers and videographers to document the ceremony. Ensure they are familiar with military protocols and can capture key moments respectfully.

Security Measures:

Work with military or private security personnel to manage crowd control and ensure the safety of participants and attendees.

Catering and Refreshments:

Depending on the kind of military ceremony, such as a promotion, or a retirement, a memorial, arrange a catered menu or refreshments and light food. If there will be a reception following the ceremony, consider military-themed, or patriotic décor for patriotic catering options.

Ceremonial Flag Cases:

If retiring flags during the ceremony, have ceremonial flag cases prepared for the dignified folding and presentation of the retired flags. Check out offering of display flag cases and find the perfect one for your military ceremony event.

By meticulously planning and coordinating these supplies, you can execute a military ceremony that pays proper homage to tradition, and honors the individuals or units being recognized. Shop for the best quality and wallet-friendly prices for military medals, flag display cases, honorary plaques, and more. Click here for an estimate.