WASHINGTON,D.C. - U.S. Senator Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) 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 (U.S. Code Title 4, Chapter 1) states that veterans and servicemen not in
uniform should place their hand over their heart without clarifying weather
they can or should salute the flag.
"The salute is a form of honor and respect, representing pride in one's
military service," 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. Inhofe's
legislation will clarify this regulation, allowing veterans and servicemen alike
to salute the flag, weather in uniform or not. Inhofe looks forward to seeing
those who have served saluting proudly at baseball games, parades, and
formal events. Inhofe believes that this is an appropiate way to honoe and
recognize the 25 million veterans in the United States who have served in the
military and 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".
This Bill was passed July 25,2007. Let your veteran friends know about
the passage of this Bill.