It was a show of pomp, with heals clicking, salutes and honor shown as the Newberry Fire Department Honor Guard publicly presented the colors for the first time Tuesday night.
Last summer the firefighters come up with the concept of establishing a local honor guard.
Newberry Fire lieutenants Burt Mohler and Gene Shealy took the lead in the project and were joined by Chris Johnson and Anthony Rembisz.
A year ago the group started soliciting donations and holding donut sales.
The Woodmen of the World organization donated $500 in poles, flags and holders.
The donut fund raiser brought in another $1,200 and two firemen donated parade axes in honor of their fathers, who served in the fire service.
After raising nearly $2,800, the group was under way and started monthly and sometimes weekly practices.
The honor guard will serve the needs of Newberry County but also work throughout the state in times of need.
In addition to presenting the flag, the group will also work line of duty deaths and funerals.
While the money to start the group has been raised, the group hopes to continue to expand with members and more flags and pike poles.
Also the group will need to raise more money to help them pay for travel to serve around the state.
Anyone wishing to make a donation may contact the Newberry Fire Department at 321-1030.