I have heard in the past that it is rude/disrespectful for a civilian to salute. So I don't do it, but recently at my grandfathers military funeral, someone (a civilian also) told me we were supposed to salute. IDK. I feel uncomfortable doing so, but was wondering if any of you could give me some insight on that.
I don't remember exactly where or when I heard NOT to salute, but it is just something that has always been in the back of my head, not to do.
I would NEVER disrespect anyone in the military, so I am just confused!!
OK - Anon :54 - who are you talking to? If it is me, then you are way out of line. Please clarify!!! I was not mean, I simply asked a question.
You know what never mind! I don't care who you were talking to. You are immature and I don't have the time for childish banter. Grow up, find an adult vocabulary and then you can add to the conversation. So now I am moving on!
Anyone else have something constructive to add to the conversation???
Answer by ratchetlee at 4:22 PM on Nov. 14, 2009
Answer by JocelynsMama1 at 10:13 AM on Nov. 14, 2009
Answer by gammie at 10:33 AM on Nov. 14, 2009
OK - That was my understanding - A civilian NEVER salutes. OK.
Anon :02 - I really am not trying to be mean, but I don't understand the point of the article and picture you posted??!! I think the President should salute (even if he has never been in the military) because he is the "Commander in Chief".
I am sorry if I am not understanding the point of your post :-)
Answer by ratchetlee at 2:16 PM on Nov. 14, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 2:54 PM on Nov. 14, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 3:27 PM on Nov. 14, 2009
Thank you anon :27. WOW!! I even clarified that I wasn't trying to be mean, LOL. oh well.
Thank you anyway :-)
Answer by ratchetlee at 4:25 PM on Nov. 14, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 4:25 PM on Nov. 14, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 4:31 PM on Nov. 14, 2009