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Wade Joseph

Good news for Vets

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Veterans, FYI

>>

>>

>> WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Jim Inhofe

>> (R-Okla.) 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 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. 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."

>>

>> This Bill was passed July 25, 2007. Please pass

>> the word to your fellow veterans.

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This is great news. Thanks!

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Good news to my ears as well. It shouldnt matter what a Vet is wearing, if he/she wants to salute the flag they have earned that right to do so and should do it!

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Good news to my ears as well. It shouldnt matter what a Vet is wearing, if he/she wants to salute the flag they have earned that right to do so and should do it!


Indeed!!!

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Great news indeed! Thanks for keeping us posted Wade.

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I can hardly believe it! Our trusted representatives have actually done something that makes perfect sense this time. I'll echo Northlander's sentiments because I've alway's felt that way as well. 1DIRTBALL wink.gif

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Laws never stopped me from saluting anything.

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You gotta be kidding me. First, there is actually a concern of prosecution for saluting the flag while out of uniform and second, our elected officials are wasting time making laws about it?

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