[oregon-l] Fw: Retirees and Vets Allowed to Salute Flag
John A. Fleming
blueskies.acb at gmail.com
Mon Oct 26 23:15:08 GMT 2009
Before if not in uniform or wearing head cover of a military unit or an
organization like the Blind Veterans, we could only put our hand over our
heart like everyone else.
Now we can give a hand salute like we did when in the military.
----- Original Message -----
From: "T. Joseph Carter" <carter.tjoseph at gmail.com>
To: "Discussion list for Oregon" <oregon-l at acb.org>
Sent: Sunday, October 25, 2009 11:27 PM
Subject: Re: [oregon-l] Fw: Retirees and Vets Allowed to Salute Flag
> Wait, so it was not illegal for them to do it before?
> How many children in America are not taught how to read?
> If they are blind, the answer is 90%--more than 52,000 children!
> Find out how you can help: http://www.braille.org/
> On Sun, Oct 25, 2009 at 09:03:13PM -0700, John A. Fleming wrote:
>>Subject: Retirees and Vets Allowed to Salute Flag
>>Retirees and Vets Allowed to Salute Flag
>>Week of October 19, 2009
>>Traditionally, members of the nations veterans service organizations have
>>rendered the hand-salute during the national anthem and at events
>>involving the national flag only while wearing their organizations
>>official head-gear. The National Defense Authorization Act of 2008
>>contained an amendment to allow un-uniformed service members, military
>>retirees, and veterans to render a hand salute during the hoisting,
>>lowering, or passing of the U.S. flag. A later amendment further
>>authorized hand-salutes during the national anthem by veterans and
>>out-of-uniform military personnel. This was included in the Defense
>>Authorization Act of 2009, which President Bush signed on Oct. 14, 2008.
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