Veterans salute


If you see a civilian saluting at a football or basketball game, you’ll be looking at an American veteran.

A grateful Congress has honored all veterans with the special privilege of rendering the military salute at flag ceremonies — as you do with your hand over heart.

Active duty and reserve veterans all gave service to our nation and endured, to varying degrees, the privations of military life, for which they and their families are justifiably proud.

There is no question that the public loves and respects its veterans and the sight of veterans saluting is a patriotic enrichment of our traditional flag ceremonies. From now on vets, show us who you are; give the flag a salute.

R.E. Griffith, Naples

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