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Old 07-02-2008, 22:26   #1
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Vets may now salute the US Flag

Good change to the rules of conduct.

Now, officially veterans may salute the flag when present, but not in uniform.

Many of us already did this, but now it is officially proper to do so.

Veterans may now render the military salute to the flag.
U.S. Government Printing Office Web Site ^ | 28 Jan 2008 | United States Congress

Public Law 110-181, Section 594:


Section 9 of title 4, United States Code, is amended by striking ``all persons present'' and all that follows through the end of the section and inserting the following:

All persons present in uniform should render the military salute. Members of the Armed Forces and veterans who are present but not in uniform may render the military salute.

All other persons present should face the flag and stand at attention with their right hand over the heart, or if applicable, remove their headdress with their right hand and hold it at the left shoulder, the hand being over the heart. Citizens of other countries present should stand at attention.

All such conduct toward the flag in a moving column should be rendered at the moment the flag passes.
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Old 07-03-2008, 00:17   #2
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Good stuff to know! Thanks!
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Old 07-03-2008, 00:58   #3
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I never knew that. I always see Vets salute the flag.

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Old 07-03-2008, 09:50   #4
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Originally Posted by crazypilot View Post
I never knew that. I always see Vets salute the flag.
That's cuz they were doing the right thing. Took the law a while to catch up.

It bears noting this addresses honors to the flag but does not extend to the National Anthem.
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Old 07-03-2008, 11:18   #5
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Oh boy, I am sooooo glad they think I care about their permission to salute a flag I have went through hell over. I am really getting sick of politics and their more holy than though attitudes . This REPUBLIC needs to become a true democracy and have some politicians walking the un-employment line because they are running it into the ground
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Old 07-03-2008, 12:25   #6
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This REPUBLIC needs to become a true democracy and have some politicians walking the un-employment line because they are running it into the ground
This country began as a Republic, and it did quite well for itself until the politicians began to convince people that a "true democracy" would be a better form of government.

As some of the greatest minds in human history have observed, "true democracy" quickly becomes a cluster-**** from hell:
“It had been observed that a pure democracy if it were practicable would be the most perfect government. Experience had proved that no position is more false than this. The ancient democracies in which the people themselves deliberated never possessed one good feature of government. Their very character was tyranny; their figure deformity.”
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“I have long been convinced that institutions purely democratic must, sooner or later, destroy liberty or civilization, or both.”
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No offense, but as a student of history myself, I'll take their observations (and my own) about Republic vs Democracy over yours. The founders of this country hated democracy, and would have fought a dozen Revolutionary Wars to avoid it at all costs.
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Old 07-07-2008, 14:54   #7
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Thanks for the info. Will do next time.
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