Legislation Allows Veterans to Salute
(It never was specifically prohibited)
Passed Senate Unanimously -- Needs
House Approval -- Needs Presidents Signature
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WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Jim Inhofe (R-OK) 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 ser vice," 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."
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