Kansas State Rodeo hosts Military Appreciation Day.

By Amanda Kim Stairrett, 1st Inf. Div. Public AffairsFebruary 22, 2012

Spc. Kati Strayer helps Spc. Christopher Frost unfurl the Kansas flag Sunday, Feb. 19, 2012, outside Weber Area at Kansas State University in Manhattan. Frost, Sgt. Eric Watson, Spc. Dontrell Welch and Sgt. Jordan Wright, members of the Commanding General's Mounted Color Guard, presented the colors at the start of the K-State Rodeo's finals. Sunday was also military appreciation day. Strayer is a trooper in training and is referred to as a "brown shirt." Frost is riding Trooper, Watson on Jacote, Welch on Cyclone and Wright on Old Bill. The Commanding General's Mounted Color Guard is a ceremonial unit made of active-duty soldiers that travels across the state and country performing traditional cavalry tactics and representing the 1st Infantry Division.
1 / 6 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Spc. Kati Strayer helps Spc. Christopher Frost unfurl the Kansas flag Sunday, Feb. 19, 2012, outside Weber Area at Kansas State University in Manhattan. Frost, Sgt. Eric Watson, Spc. Dontrell Welch and Sgt. Jordan Wright, members of the Commanding General's Mounted Color Guard, presented the colors at the start of the K-State Rodeo's finals. Sunday was also military appreciation day. Strayer is a trooper in training and is referred to as a "brown shirt." Frost is riding Trooper, Watson on Jacote, Welch on Cyclone and Wright on Old Bill. The Commanding General's Mounted Color Guard is a ceremonial unit made of active-duty soldiers that travels across the state and country performing traditional cavalry tactics and representing the 1st Infantry Division. (Photo Credit: Amanda Kim Stairrett, 1st Infantry Division Public Affairs ) VIEW ORIGINAL
Sgt. Jordan Wright and Old Bill, Spc. Christopher Frost and Trooper, Spc. Dontrell Welch and Cyclone and Sgt. Eric Watson and Jacote, members and mounts of the Commanding General's Mounted Color Guard, present the colors Sunday, Feb. 19, 2012, at the K-State Rodeo at Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kan. The Commanding General's Mounted Color Guard is a ceremonial unit made of active-duty soldiers that travels across the state and country performing traditional cavalry tactics and representing the 1st Infantry Division.
2 / 6 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Sgt. Jordan Wright and Old Bill, Spc. Christopher Frost and Trooper, Spc. Dontrell Welch and Cyclone and Sgt. Eric Watson and Jacote, members and mounts of the Commanding General's Mounted Color Guard, present the colors Sunday, Feb. 19, 2012, at the K-State Rodeo at Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kan. The Commanding General's Mounted Color Guard is a ceremonial unit made of active-duty soldiers that travels across the state and country performing traditional cavalry tactics and representing the 1st Infantry Division. (Photo Credit: Amanda Kim Stairrett, 1st Infantry Division Public Affairs ) VIEW ORIGINAL
Spc. Dontrell Welch and leads his mount Cyclone into a trailer Sunday, Feb. 19, 2012, on the campus of Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kan. Welch is a member of the Commanding General's Mounted Color Guard, and he and three other soldiers from the unit presented the color's during Military Appreciation Day at the K-State Rodeo. The Commanding General's Mounted Color Guard is a ceremonial unit made of active-duty soldiers that travels across the state and country performing traditional cavalry tactics and representing the 1st Infantry Division.
3 / 6 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Spc. Dontrell Welch and leads his mount Cyclone into a trailer Sunday, Feb. 19, 2012, on the campus of Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kan. Welch is a member of the Commanding General's Mounted Color Guard, and he and three other soldiers from the unit presented the color's during Military Appreciation Day at the K-State Rodeo. The Commanding General's Mounted Color Guard is a ceremonial unit made of active-duty soldiers that travels across the state and country performing traditional cavalry tactics and representing the 1st Infantry Division. (Photo Credit: Amanda Kim Stairrett, 1st Infantry Division Public Affairs ) VIEW ORIGINAL
Spc. Christopher Frost unsaddles his mount Trooper on Sunday, Feb. 19, 2012, on the campus of Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kan. Frost and three other soldiers from the CGMCG presented the color's during Military Appreciation Day at the K-State Rodeo. The Commanding General's Mounted Color Guard is a ceremonial unit made of active-duty soldiers that travels across the state and country performing traditional cavalry tactics and representing the 1st Infantry Division.
4 / 6 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Spc. Christopher Frost unsaddles his mount Trooper on Sunday, Feb. 19, 2012, on the campus of Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kan. Frost and three other soldiers from the CGMCG presented the color's during Military Appreciation Day at the K-State Rodeo. The Commanding General's Mounted Color Guard is a ceremonial unit made of active-duty soldiers that travels across the state and country performing traditional cavalry tactics and representing the 1st Infantry Division. (Photo Credit: Amanda Kim Stairrett, 1st Infantry Division Public Affairs ) VIEW ORIGINAL
Spc. Christopher Frost and Sgt. Jordan Wright of the Commanding General's Mounted Color Guard hang out on Kansas State University's campus Sunday, Feb. 19, 2012, after loading their horses into the unit's trailer. Frost, Wright and two other soldiers from the CGMCG presented the color's during Military Appreciation Day at the K-State Rodeo in Manhattan, Kan. The Commanding General's Mounted Color Guard is a ceremonial unit made of active-duty soldiers that travels across the state and country performing traditional cavalry tactics and representing the 1st Infantry Division.
5 / 6 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Spc. Christopher Frost and Sgt. Jordan Wright of the Commanding General's Mounted Color Guard hang out on Kansas State University's campus Sunday, Feb. 19, 2012, after loading their horses into the unit's trailer. Frost, Wright and two other soldiers from the CGMCG presented the color's during Military Appreciation Day at the K-State Rodeo in Manhattan, Kan. The Commanding General's Mounted Color Guard is a ceremonial unit made of active-duty soldiers that travels across the state and country performing traditional cavalry tactics and representing the 1st Infantry Division. (Photo Credit: Amanda Kim Stairrett, 1st Infantry Division Public Affairs ) VIEW ORIGINAL
Spc. Christopher Frost and Sgt. Jordan Wright of the Commanding General's Mounted Color Guard hang out on Kansas State University's campus Sunday, Feb. 19, 2012, after loading their horses into the unit's trailer. Frost, Wright and two other soldiers from the CGMCG presented the color's during Military Appreciation Day at the K-State Rodeo in Manhattan, Kan. The Commanding General's Mounted Color Guard is a ceremonial unit made of active-duty soldiers that travels across the state and country performing traditional cavalry tactics and representing the 1st Infantry Division.
6 / 6 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Spc. Christopher Frost and Sgt. Jordan Wright of the Commanding General's Mounted Color Guard hang out on Kansas State University's campus Sunday, Feb. 19, 2012, after loading their horses into the unit's trailer. Frost, Wright and two other soldiers from the CGMCG presented the color's during Military Appreciation Day at the K-State Rodeo in Manhattan, Kan. The Commanding General's Mounted Color Guard is a ceremonial unit made of active-duty soldiers that travels across the state and country performing traditional cavalry tactics and representing the 1st Infantry Division. (Photo Credit: Amanda Kim Stairrett, 1st Infantry Division Public Affairs ) VIEW ORIGINAL