Regimental Birthday

The Regimental birthday is celebrated on 23 May each year. On 23 May 1836, the Congress of the United States declared "be it enacted, that there shall be raised and organized, under the direction of the President of the United States to accept the service of volunteers and raise an additional Regiment of Dragoons or …

Regimental Motto

The Regimental Motto is: "Remember your Regiment and Follow your Officers." These were the words spoken by Captain Charles A. May to his Dragoons just before their gallant charge at Resaca de la Palma in 1846.

Regimental Colors

The Regimental Colors are orange and gold. Orange reminds us of the orange trim of the Dragoon uniform and gold reminds us of the eight pointed star worn on the Dragoon shako.

Regimental Formals

Regimental Formals are held twice each year and include a ball and a dining-in. As at any other Regimental function, the Regimental standard is present and the Regimental Command Sergeant Major is in charge of the posting and retirement. This also gives the opportunity for the mixing of the Regimental Punch.

Regimental Toast

I PROPOSE A TOAST TO THE HARD BITTEN DRAGOONS WHO RODE WESTWARD FROM THE FLORIDA EVERGLADES TO THE ROCKY MOUNTAINS SECURING THE FRONTIERS OF OUR ADVANCING CIVILIZATION, AND WHO LED THE VICTORY MARCH INTO MEXICO CITY.... TO THE CAVALRYMAN WHO CHARGED WITH MCCLELLAN AND SHERIDAN IN THE BITTER FIGHTING BETWEEN THE STATES, AND THEN TO …