Scouts-L Mail Archive for September of 1998: Re: salute
Robert F. Reeder
Tue, 29 Sep 1998 08:44:22 -0700
Neil Lupton wrote:
> In the military, the custom is that anyone who has been awarded the Medal of
> Honor, regardless of the person's rank, is awarded a salute by all members of
> the service, whatever their rank.
Technically, it is the Medal of Honor that the salute (or the rendering
of honors) is being directed to. It is not the individual. 4 Star
Generals do not salute Privates. They do, however, render honor to the
Medal of Honor.