Memorial Day (US)
Motto: "This We'll Defend"
For those who died in service to their country, we remember your sacrifice and extend our thoughts and gratitude to the families and loved ones as well.
Although not officially recognized by the US Army, this tartan is worn by thousands of both active duty, retired, and ex-Army personnel and families. Together with Alexis Malcolm Kilts, the US Army Tartan was designed by Vietnam Vet, Raymond Jones who served with the 11 Armored Cavalry Regiment, the "Blackhorse Regiment" (for the rampant black stallion on the 11th's unit patch). The Blackhorse Cavalry stood guard over the Fulda Pass in Germany for three decades after their service in Viet Nam; these days, it provides the OPFOR (OPposing FORce) troops at the National Training Center in California. The colours of the US Army tartan were chosen to represent the uniforms - black for the beret, khaki for the summer uniform, light green for the original sniper and now part of the summer uniform, dark blue for the original dress uniform, olive for the combat uniform and gold for the cavalry.