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 weather 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
This Bill was passed July 25,2007. Let your veteran friends know about
the passage of this Bill.