Why is the ‘Parade Square’ such an important place?

For those that are not aware, the Parade Square (or Parade Ground) is a very important place to anyone that has served.

After a battle, when the retreat was sounded and the unit had reassembled to call roll and count the dead, a hollow square was formed.

The dead were placed within the square and no-one used the area as a thoroughfare.

Today, the parade ground represents this square and hence, a units dead.

It is deemed hallowed ground, soaked witht the blood of our fallen and the area is repsected as such by all.

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