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Discussion in 'Freedom and Liberty' started by Tango3, Sep 24, 2009.

  1. Tango3

    Tango3 Aimless wanderer

  2. Byte

    Byte Monkey+++

    I believe that civilians are supposed to place their hand over their heart during the playing of the National Anthem, as well as, the Pledge of Allegiance. Men wearing hats should remove them and hold them over their hearts. Women are not required or asked to remove hats.

    And, if memory serves, veterans totally in civie clothes don't salute during the National Anthem. Could be wrong about this one though. Some of you older vets can probably shed some light on this one for me. [boozingbuddies]

  3. tacmotusn

    tacmotusn Mosquito Sailor

    I am not sure when the official policy on proper respect for the flag changed .... oct 2008 I think. .... military active and retired are permitted to salute when totally in civies. It is a recent change of policy....and I am sure pre Obama. I am not sure about non-retiree veterans.
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