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    I wouldn't want him to salute me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Treo View Post
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    As for me saluting out of uniform, I happen to work just North of PAFB in Colorado Springs, one day I was working late and at precisely 1558 they played “To the Colors” and at precisely 1600 “Retreat”; with out even giving it a conscious I snapped to and saluted.

    Some habits die hard
    Last time I was on a base at that time of day I stopped what I was doing too. That had an affect on the military guys because they didn't expect it from a civilian. Living on base for some years is as you said, a hard habit to break when it comes to flag lowering.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BC1 View Post
    I wouldn't want him to salute me.
    I went to a site today that offers a signed "in memory of" from the President. But when it said current one, nope, dad would not have wanted it.
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    Sometimes, pictures can say it all!


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    Howdy,

    During a 1/3 of my military time I wore civilian clothes on duty and it was normal not to salute while in civvies.

    At the same time if an officer was present, especially a Major/Lt. Commander or above you stood at attention unless you were told to relax or parade rest.

    If you/they were walking by you nodded respectfully and said "Good morning/afternoon/evening/night Sir/Ma'am." without saluting.

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    Surprised someone hasn't posted the pic of 4 presidents under held umbrellas yet. No one thought there was anything wrong with it for Regan and the Bush boys.

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    And, the President did realize he messed up and came out of the helicopter before it left to shake the Marine's hand. None of this Presidential saluting back is official stuff - wasn't even started until Ronny Reagan started doing it...

  8. Quote Originally Posted by Oldgrunt View Post
    Sometimes, pictures can say it all!


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    Why did you have to clean-up gunny's language?

    Been to several changing of the guard and vehicle tours of ANC, while I was there. The resting place has a reverence and spiritual aura that must be felt to fully comprehend the honor and sacrifice. I missed the presentation of the wreath while I was there, unfortunately.

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