Purpose of the Color Corps (Reference: KofC.org)
knighthood was in flower, knights carried the sword
to defend their God, their Church, their country and
their fellow man according to the code of chivalry.
Today, Sir Knights wear regalia and carry the sword
to honor Christ and His apostles, especially on religious
and civic occasions specified in this manual. Hence,
the primary purpose of the Fourth Degree is to encourage
active Catholic citizenship and foster the spirit of
patriotism in members and the community at large.
Color Corps members exemplify all the principles of
- by the gift of their time and energies necessary
to practice, perfect and perform the ceremonials and
- by the united efforts of Sir Knights to practice
and perfect a coordinated drill for the good of the
Church and the Order;
- by expressing an "Esprit de Corps," sharing
a common desire for drill excellence and camaraderie;
- by performing precision drill as a salute to God
and to country and visually exhibiting a love for
public appearance of Fourth Degree Knights as a Color
Corps at religious and civic functions is an important
activity of each assembly.