Scouts-L Mail Archive for October of 1998: Re: salute
Jon R. Smith
Wed, 30 Sep 1998 21:51:04 -0400
Timothy J. O'Leary wrote:
> In the military one salutes the uniform, not the person.
> Tim O'Leary, CC Troop 772, Crew 769
On this point, I beg to differ. You do salute the person. In the
Army, we very often salute seniors when they are not in uniform (and
also when both are not in uniform). It is a sign of respect rendered
to the senior with a return salute a reflection of the senior's respect
for the junior.
YIS, Jon Smith, Valrico (Tampa), FL
aka Lieutenant Colonel Jon R. Smith, U.S. Army