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[afmars4group] New Guidance on "saluting the flag"

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Subject: New guidance on "saluting the flag"

WASHINGTON, D.C. - on August 17, 2007, U.S. Senator Jim Inhofe
(R-Okla.) praised the passage by unanimous consent of his bill
(S.1877) clarifying U.S. law to allow veterans and servicemen not in uniform
to salutethe 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."

This Bill was passed July 25, 2007. Let your veteran friends know
about the Passage of this Bill.

Marjorie W. Gutierrez, Executive Director National Guard Association
of Maryland (410) 557-2606 or (410) 241-0950

Glenn F. Williams
Senior Historian
Army Commemoration Office
US Army Center of Military History
103 Third Ave, Bldg. 35
Fort Lesley J. McNair, DC 20319-5058
Voice: 202-685-4117 FAX: 202-685-2081
e-mail: [email protected] mil
<mailto:[email protected] mil>

"The Fate of Unborn Millions Now Depends,

Under God, on the Courage and Conduct of the Army"

- George Washington, August 1776