WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Jim Inhofe (R-Okla..)
today praised the passage by unanimous consent of his bill
(S.1877) clarifying U.S. law  to allow veterans and servicemen
not in uniform to salute the flag.   Current law (US Code Title
4, Chapter 1) states that veterans and servicemen not in
uniform should place their hand over their heart without
clarifying  whether they can or should salute the flag.

"The salute is a form of honor and respect, representing pride
in  one's military service," Senator Inhofe said. "Veterans and
service members continue representing the military services
even when not in uniform.
"Unfortunately, current U.S. law leaves confusion as to
whether  veterans and service members out of uniform can or
should salute the flag. My  legislation will clarify this
regulation, allowing veterans and servicemen alike to salute
the flag, whether they are in uniform or not. "I look forward to
seeing those who have served saluting proud ly at baseball
games,  parades,   nd formal events. I believe this is an
appropriate way to honor and recognize the 25 million veterans
in the United States who have served  in the military and
remain as role models to others citizens. Those who are
currently serving or have served in the military have earned
this  right, and their recognition will be an inspiration to

This Bill was passed July 25, 2007.  Let your veteran friends
know  about the Passage of this Bill