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pt945
05-17-2009, 18:57
i have a big question, i can not find out what is the proper way to address a flag while in uniform while at a flag retirement ceremony. when do i salute and if possible can someone provide a link to the military reg for this thanks.

thanks
chris

Essayons
05-19-2009, 17:25
http://www.usma.edu/Protocol/images/AR600-25.pdf

That should have all the info you desire.

Personally, when in uniform i go by the 6 paces from a flag ill salute; all except the little hand held ones.

pt945
05-20-2009, 18:23
thanks Essayons i had almost decided to go in civies. thanks for the information. i think this is going to be a great thing for my son to see.

thanks and God bless
chris

pt945
05-23-2009, 18:23
well tonight i went to the flag retirement ceremony i did some checking and it was a civilian and retired military held event so i went in civilians. i carried my son and it was a beautiful thing very professional and respectful. the best thing was i was invited to help. my son got to see a side of the military that most people do not get to see several grown men and their love for the country and flag :patriot:

chris