The guidon is a great source of pride for the unit, and several military traditions have developed around it, stemming back from ancient times. Should the guidon holder drop the guidon, he must fall with it and perform punishment in the form of push-ups. Other units may attempt to steal the guidon to demoralize or antagonize the unit.
Veteran soldiers know not to give up the guidon to anyone outside their unit, but new recruits may be tempted by the Sergeant Major into relinquishing it, especially during a battalion run.
Initial entry training platoons carry colored guidons to signify what phase of training they have attained. The guidon bearer normally stands with the platoon guide when stationary and marches at the head of the column. Although IET guidons may have streamers attached, they are typically undecorated.
It is because of these traditions, that our Mission Statement governs the way we serve our customers, and has, in reality, become the very cornerstone of our continued growth from an idea into a Great Company.
Guidon.net Mission Statement
"To consistently offer only the highest quality of professional integrity and customer service, to meet and even exceed each and every single projects expectation, be it complex or simple, to endeavor to keep finding new and better ways to build in our customers the confidence they deserve above and beyond today's average, knowing the right choice by allowing us to handle their very own and most important project."
At Guidon.net we provide "Service with Excellence". We pride ourselves on our customer service, our high quality craftsmanship, prompt turn-around service, and we are here to help you. Guidon.net is your one stop shopping source for Custom & Regulation Military Flags, Guidons, Streamers, Guidon Gift Sets, and accessories. All of our military products are made too military regulations and conform to U.S. Heraldry specifications.
With our In-House Graphics Digitizing Department, we can produce any kind of Military, Civil Service, School or Custom flags and guidons. We look forward to assisting you with your project needs. We thank our Military Service Members, and Civil Servants for the sacrifices they make both to our country and their families to protect the peace of the world, our country, and our cities.
Here to Serve,
"Today is a gift from God, why do you think they call it the present."