Carrying the Flag in Parades I am the Honor Guard of a parade drum corps in NY. I have a few questions on how carry the flag. When I joined the corps, we stepped off on right shoulder arms, with the left hand holding the cup of the holster. During the parade, we would sometimes go to left shoulder arms. Is left shoulder arms ok? About 10 years ago, we went to an arm swing. Is this ok when carrying the flag? This is the first years that we will carrying the flag with the forearm at a 45 degree angle, we used to carry it with the forearm parallel to the ground. At present, we would have both forearms parallel to the ground. How do we present with the forearm at a 45 degree angle? Thank you.