Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Military Salute During Pledge of Allegiance

There is a bill in the House of Representatives, H.R. 648 to amend Section 4 of Title 4, United
States Code.

This bill would allow members of the Armed Forces not in uniform and veterans to render a
military salute during the recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance.

I think this should be passed immediately. Veterans were recently given the proper authority to
render a military salute during the playing of the National Anthem, and when our nation's flag
passes in a parade or other presentation of the colors.

It is just a simple way for our veterans to continue to show their pride and love of country, and
it might just remind others to show the proper respect for our flag.

I for one am so very tired of watching people ignore, and thus show disrespect for the flag that
we fought to defend and protect. It is not hard to remove your hat, place your hand over your heart
and sing the National Anthem, or recite the Pledge of Allegiance.

Americans take pride in your country, show respect for "Old Glory," and honor those who have
served to give you the freedom you enjoy.

Please contact your Representative ask them to cosponsor H.R. 468 Military Salute During Pledge
of Allegiance, and to vote for passage immediately.

Jerald Terwilliger
National Chairman
American Cold War Veterans
"We Remember"

---------------- "And so the greatest of American triumphs... became a peculiarly joyless victory. We had won the Cold War, but there would be no parades." -- Robert M. Gates, 1996