Category: Cav News
Many confuse Veterans Day with Memorial Day. What is the significance of the two? Memorial Day, observed annualy on the last Monday in May, is a day for honoring American heroes of our armed forces who died in battle. Veterans Day, celebrated on November 11th, pays tribute to ALL of our veterans, our living heroes in particular, to show our appreciation for the sacrifices they have made in the name of freedom.
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The One and only "Big Red One" Reunion is coming!
Veterans of the Army's renowned 1st Infantry Division (1ID), the Big Red One (BRO), will hold their 94th Annual Reunion from August 1-5 at the Marriott Memphis Downtown, TN.
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The U.S. Cavalry Association is once again sponsoring the National Cavalry Competition, held in September each year in conjunction with their Annual Bivouac. The competitions promote good horsemanship and provide an opportunity for reenactors, active and reserve military mounted color guards, and mounted police officers to compete and improve their riding skills.
The National Cavalry Competition is open to all who are interested in promoting their cause, to keep the Cavalry spirit alive.
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“Therefore he rides in a loose flannel shirt that will not cramp him as he whirls the coils; but the handkerchief knotted at his throat, though it is there to prevent sunburn, will in time of prosperity be chosen for its color and soft texture, a scarf to draw the eye of woman.”- The Evolution of the Cow Puncher: Owen Wister, Harper’s Magazine, 1895.
The Yellow Cavalry Scarf is another Cav tradition whose origins are all but lost in ambiguity. First, let me start by saying that like most Cavalry traditions, the scarf, bib, ascot, foulard (to keep foul weather off your head), handkerchief, neckerchief, or whatever you want to call it, is a symbol. It may not be listed in the army uniform regulations, but for the Cav community, it symbolizes and represents the Cavalry, regardless of where it originated. The scarves are still used today for parades and ceremonies.
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