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    New law lets veterans salute flag in civilian clothing

    Just thought I would share this story with fellow vets.

    A bill presented by U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe, R-Okla., clarifying U.S. law
    to allow veterans and service members not in uniform to salute the flag
    (S.1877), was passed by unanimous consent and took effect July 25.

    The previous law (U.S. Code Title 4, Chapter 1) stated that veterans and
    service members 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," Inhofe said. "Veterans and service members continue
    representing the military services even when not in uniform.
    Unfortunately, (the former) law left confusion as to whether veterans
    and service members out of uniform can or should salute the flag. (The
    new) legislation clarifies 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
    U.S. who have served in the military and remain as role models to other
    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."

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    Great bill I concur.


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    I do too. Always seems strange to me to put my hand over my heart after so many years of saluting. Bravo!
    Never be afraid to do what's right, especially if the well-being of a person or animal is at stake. Society's punishments are small compared to the wounds we inflict on our soul when we look the other way" ~Martin Luther King, Jr

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    It felt srange because you have no heart, stewardess. Now go get me a drink...
    Only two defining forces have ever offered to die for you, Jesus Christ and the American G.I.
    One died for your soul, the other for your freedom. ~ Anon

    si hic carrus commovet non quaerete

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    ALWAYS FIRST!!!

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    I'm going to have to remember to salute again after training myself to do the opposite.

    Good law, makes sense.

    I remember being almost embarassed when they asked for vets to stand up at the ball game. My wife had to push me to stand up.

    As I looked around, I could see guys and girls standing up all over the stadium, and it felt good.

    Now I can look for folks who are saluting and feel that same bit of pride.
    I'm your huckleberry...

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    Excellent idea.
    Do not war for peace. If you must war, war for justice. For without justice there is no peace. -me

    We are who we choose to be.

    R.I.P. Arielle. 08/20/2010-09/16/2012


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    Quote Originally Posted by ex401mp View Post
    It felt srange because you have no heart, stewardess. Now go get me a drink...
    YAH, YAH, YAH.....like I haven't heard that before.

    Come on Ranger man...who saved your behind when it needed to be...oh yah..that is right...a stewardess. And who beat you in the PAT??? Oh yah...a stewardess...and a GIRL on top of it.

    (And yes, I know my karma is shot for the rest of the day...but oh it was worth it!)
    Never be afraid to do what's right, especially if the well-being of a person or animal is at stake. Society's punishments are small compared to the wounds we inflict on our soul when we look the other way" ~Martin Luther King, Jr

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    One bad day and you got lucky. Just wait, remember what happened the last time you made a wise crack to me in the squad room? Now, that was karma.
    Only two defining forces have ever offered to die for you, Jesus Christ and the American G.I.
    One died for your soul, the other for your freedom. ~ Anon

    si hic carrus commovet non quaerete

    RIP Scott L. Roth- Pfc 1st Platoon,401st MP Co, KIA 12/20/89- Operation Just Cause- Not forgotten.
    ALWAYS FIRST!!!

 

 

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