|Rebel Honor Guard|
The Rebel Honor Guard was the ceremonial guard of the Rebel Alliance during the Galactic Civil War. It comprised former Blue Guards of the defunct Old Republic's Senate, and several survivors of the destruction of Alderaan by the Galactic Empire.
The Rebel Honor Guard served as the ceremonial guard of the Alliance to Restore the Republic—better known as the Rebel Alliance—a resistance movement opposed to Palpatine's Galactic Empire. Initially, many Honor Guards had been former members of the Blue Guard, the duty of which was to protect the Supreme Chancellor and the Senators in the time of the Old Republic. When the then Chancellor Palpatine turned the Republic into his Galactic Empire, some of the Blue Guards refused to join the new Emperor's red-clad Royal Guard.
Following the destruction of the planet Alderaan by the Empire's Death Star battlestation in 0 BBY, the Rebel Honor Guard consisted mostly of survivors from that once ceremonious planet. While many Rebel officers lacked proper dress uniforms, the survivors of Alderaan had retained theirs, thereby conferring the Honor Guard a more solemn aura.
Shortly after that same year, a group of Alliance starfighters attacked and destroyed the Death Star over the gas giant Yavin Prime. In celebration of their victory, the Rebels held an award ceremony in the Throne Room of the Massassi Station—an ancient temple located on the fourth moon of Yavin. The members of the Honor Guards who were Alderaanian survivors were selected to stand in front of the Throne Room's main doors during the ceremony, which honored Luke Skywalker, Han Solo and Chewbacca for their efforts in destroying the Death Star.
The Rebel Honor Guards wore dark green, button down jackets with pockets, matching pants and black boots. They wore helmets similar to that of the Rebel Vanguard troopers and wielded an electropole.
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- Star Wars: Empire 22: Alone Together
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