Re: Flag Ceremony
Monte Kalisch (montek@MONTEKCS.COM)
Mon, 16 Dec 1996 21:01:11 -0700
At 06:17 PM 12/16/96 -0800, Susan Best wrote:
>I've always wondered why the signal to lower the salute (whether for the
>of Allegiance, the Scout Law, etc.) is "Two". Can anyone enlighten me?
Good question! Way back, when the military was training its soldiers how
to do flag ceremonies, they assigned numbers to their actions. One was for
the salute portion and two was the signal to lower the salute. Hence, we
still use the "two" today to inform people when to lower their salute.
Yours in Scouting,
Monte Kalisch =95 mailto:email@example.com
NCS Program, Ben Delatour Scout Ranch (http://www.montekcs.com/www/bdsr)
ASM Troop 191, Ft. Collins, CO
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