Veterans Saluting the Flag
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Just received this info from my Korean vet friend, Jack Reissman. He got this from a friend of his.

 

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Veterans Salute

 

Legislation Allows Veterans to Salute the Flag.

 

All,

 

Just thought that I would pass on new legislation clarifying allowing Veterans and service members not in uniform to salute the flag. This may seem like a small change, but I will now render a smart hand salute to the flag during all appropriate public events. I would ask you to pass this on to any current service members or Veteran.

 

V/R

J.Barry McLaughlin

CMDCM(SW) (Ret.)

 

 

 

Inhofe Legislation Allows Veterans to Salute the Flag.

 

Ryan Cassin, 07.26.2007

 

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) today praised the passage by unanimous consent of his bill (S.1877) clarifying U.S. law to allow veterans and servicemen not in uniform to salute the flag. Current law (US Code Title 4, Chapter 1) states that veterans and servicemen not in uniform should place their hand over their heart without clarifying whether they can or should salute the flag.

 

"The salute is a form of honor and respect, representing pride in one's military service," Senator Inhofe said. "Veterans and service members continue representing the military services even when not in uniform. "Unfortunately, current U.S. law leaves confusion as to whether veterans and service members out of uniform can or should salute the flag. My legislation will clarify this regulation, allowing veterans and servicemen alike to salute the flag, whether they are in uniform or not.

 

"I look forward to seeing those who have served saluting proudly at baseball games, parades and formal events. I believe this is an appropriate way to honor and recognize the 25 million veterans in the United States who have served in the military and remain as role models to others citizens. Those who are currently serving or have served in the military have earned this right, and their recognition will be an inspiration to others."

Marion J Chard
Proud Daughter of Walter (Monday) Poniedzialek
540th Engineer Combat Regiment, 2833rd Bn, H&S Co, 4th Platoon
There's "No Bridge Too Far"
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