One of the most visible elements of the organization was its drill teams. These groups came to be known as Modern Woodmen Foresters and became well known in America. The first drill team was organized in Hutchinson, Kansas, in 1893; these groups became nationally known for events held from 1890 to the late 1930s. The Foresters were even honored by Herbert Hoover at the White House. “Rainbow Parades” were hosted by cities across the United States and included 10,000 units of Foresters, with more than 160,000 men participating. Each group was differentiated by a different style and color of uniform. The last known “Rainbow Parade” was held in Chicago, on Michigan Boulevard, and halted traffic for more than two hours while thousands of spectators viewed the scene.
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... (ROTC) units, as well as Military academies have drill teams normally train and compete in two types of drill events Regulation/Close Order and Exhibition (Trick or Fancy) Drill ... Regulation Drill is conducted in accordance with Field Manual 22-5 (now FM 3-21.5) Drill and Ceremonies ... Exhibition Drill is more free form and often more elaborate that Regulation Drill ...
... Exhibition drill is a modified routine that involves complex marching sequences that usually deviate from standard drill ... Teams performing exhibition drill are often affiliated with military units, but the scope of exhibition drill is not limited to the Military Drill Teams ... Exhibition drill is often performed by Armed Forces Drill Teams, the drill teams at service academies and ROTC and JROTC units, and civilian drill teams that perform at parades, drill meets, and half-time ...
... The McCormick and O'Donovan drill teams are the two La Salle Institute drill teams ... Every day before school, both drill teams practice their drill routines ...
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“A sturdy lad from New Hampshire or Vermont who in turn tries all the professions, who teams it, farms it, peddles, keeps a school, preaches, edits a newspaper, goes to Congress, buys a township, and so forth, in successive years, and always like a cat falls on his feet, is worth a hundred of these city dolls. He walks abreast with his days and feels no shame in not studying a profession, for he does not postpone his life, but lives already.”
—Ralph Waldo Emerson (18031882)
“Swift blazing flag of the regiment,
Eagle with crest of red and gold,
These men were born to drill and die.
Point for them the virtue of slaughter,
Make plain to them the excellence of killing
And a field where a thousand corpses lie.”
—Stephen Crane (18711900)