United States flag etiquette
1. Judi LaCosse announced her ignorance of United States Flag Etiquette in her letter to the Editor published on November 9.
2. During The Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag: “Members of the Armed Forces not in uniform and veterans may render the military salute in the manner provided for persons in uniform.” I assure you that “the manner provided for persons in uniform,” provides that if I started with my cover* on, the cover would remain on. * – “Cover” is military jargon for the objects civilians call “hats.”
3. I am a veteran – four years Michigan National Guard, five years active duty in the U S Navy, and two more years in the Navy Reserve.
4. I have complete respect for the American Flag.
Ralph B Blasier