Re: AFS Scouts
Ian Ford (ianford@DIRCON.CO.UK)
Wed, 7 Sep 1994 07:05:32 +100
I hate to take issue with Mike Bowman , but I think that his advice that
a non-citizen should not salute the US Flag is incorrect. IMHO it is
right and proper to pay respect to <all> national flags and national anthems.
If in uniform the correct form of respect is to salute during the raising
or lowering of colors, the playing of national anthems , and in the US
the recital of the Pledge. There are occasions when the salute consists of
standing to attention only, e.g. when the national anthem is played in a
place of worship. ( At least, that's British usage)
US Scouts here in UK salute when the Union Flag is broken (unfurled) not as
a sign of allegiance but as a sign of respect, and I think it is
important that is understood.
Mike Walton will probably back this up with his military experience.
Certainly here in UK at Colors appropriate honors are rendered by USAF to
both national colors and during the playing of the anthems.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City