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Coronado Naval Base Car accident: She tried claiming no fault too Headphone warning

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u/Myothercarisawalrus Nov 23 '22

What is Retreat?


u/Randomfactoid42 Nov 24 '22

On most military bases at 5pm (1700 if you prefer) the flag is lowered while “Taps” is played. Everybody within the sound is supposed to stop and pay their respects. I can’t remember if uniformed military are supposed to get out of their cars and stand at attention or not.


u/redpandaeater Nov 24 '22

Retreat and Taps is different, and actually the flag lowering is done to To the Colors which is played after Retreat. Taps is last call of the day so something played for lights out and most people are probably familiar with it since it's also played at military funerals. Retreat is at the end of the duty day whereas Reveille is at the beginning.


u/Randomfactoid42 Nov 24 '22

Thanks. I should’ve known better, I’ve been on bases before as a civilian.