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Veterans Pride Initiative

VETERANS PRIDE INITIATIVE

 

 

 

Flag Code Change- Veterans can Hand-Salute the Flag

 

A recent change to Section 9 of the US Flag Code, written into Defense Authorization Act of 2008, now gives veterans and members of the US Armed Forces the authority to render a hand salute to the flag, whether or not in uniform, or wearing the apparel of a VSO (Veterans Service Organization) such as the American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, or Vietnam Veteran's Cap.

Public Law No. 110-181 changes Section 9 of Title 4, United States Code, 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.

Compliance to the U.S. Flag Code is voluntary, and this change in the code will be acted upon "voluntary" too.  But please be sensitive to this new rule; we will see more and more people using a hand-salute while in civilian clothing.

               

 

VETERANS PRIDE INITIATIVE

"To show off their pride in military service, former Secretary of Affairs Jim Nicholson urged veterans to wear their military medals on civilian clothes in national patriotic holidays, including Memorial Day, 4th of July and Veterans Day." 

 DISPLAYING MILITARY MEDALS

                                                                          

For more information please visit our Veterans page or our Veterans Resources page

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