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Vets are permitted to use the hand salute

Discussion in 'Other Discussions' started by Salty, Sep 2, 2008.

  1. Salty

    Salty 20,000 Posts Club
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    Are you a Vet - then next time "order Arms" for the playing of the National Anthem!

    In the words of one GI:
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    [​IMG]Posteddocument.write(''+ myTimeZone('Thu, 24 Jul 2008 05:53:16 GMT-0700', 'Thu 24 July 2008 05:53 AM')+''); Thu 24 July 2008 05:53 AM Thu 24 July 2008 05:53 AMHide PostI am proud to salute our flag. Covered or uncovered. I have also found that when I do it tends to get the attention of others around me and they to then attempt to render proper respect. I truely believe if we veterans as a whole were rendering a salute it would impress the majority of our "civilian" counterparts enough that they would begin to do the same. I still believe that we have a patriotic country, but just have lost the "heart" of displaying it becuase of ...I'll stop here, you pick the reason
     
  2. Jim1999

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    In Canada and the UK, it is improper to salute unless one is wearing a cap with the appropriate badge on it. An individual represents a unit when he salutes and not a person.

    Proper respect is standing to attention, removing one's hat and facing the flag.

    Cheers,

    Jim
     
  3. I Am Blessed 24

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    My dad was in WWI and up until the day he died, at age 85, he always removed his hat and saluted the flag. I always put my hand over my heart.

    It's a shame that most of the people we see at parades, etc., don't pay any attention to it. They don't even remove their baseball caps, let alone do anything else. I guess they've forgotten what it stands for and how many people died to protect it. :(
     
  4. LeBuick

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    Remember when they were burning flags?
     
  5. Jon-Marc

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    When did they stop?
     
  6. I Am Blessed 24

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    Now they just hang them upside down under THEIR flag...
     
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