Bill would let out-of-uniform U.S. veterans salute the flag
Nebraska Rep. Lee Terry introduced the change after leaders of the Omaha-based VFW Post 2503 approached him about the issue.
Posted: Saturday, December 21, 2013 12:00 am
WASHINGTON — Veterans and service members who are out of uniform will be allowed to salute during the Pledge of Allegiance, based on language included in the defense authorization bill that Congress sent to the president this week.
Rep. Lee Terry, R-Neb., announced Friday that bill included that permission. That language comes from Terry's bill to change Title 4 of the U.S. Code, which spells out how military service members, veterans and the public should honor the flag.
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