The Order of The Garter – A Cavalry Tradition

Charlie Troop 1st Squadron 9th Cavalry Regiment

The US Cavalry has many traditions that have been carried on for +/- 200 years. One of these traditions is the Wearing of the Garter by the wives of the Cavalry Trooper. At first the color of the ribbon on the garter was yellow. Since the original garter came out the colors of Red and Blue have been added. The Red is for the Artillery and the Blue is for the Infantry.

The Order of the Garter is a long-standing Tradition in the US Cavalry. The following is a prayer the Cavalry wife would say:

Give me the greatness of heart to see,

The difference between duty and his love for me.

Give me the understanding so that I may know,

When duty calls him, he must go.

Give me a task to do each day,

To fill the time when he’s away.

When he’s in a foreign land,

Keep…

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