Captain Seafort wrote:
McAvoy wrote:Actually you can salute whoever and whatever you want.
Where did that originate, and what's the logic in the US behind who (or what) is and isn't saluted? Over here, you salute the Queen's Commission.
Salute in the US is meant as a sign of respect. Usually you salute the rank, not the person. You salute the flag not the government, the position of the government. The Medal of Honor I believe is the highest ranking there is, meaning everyone including the POTUS salutes the living recipient. I might be fuzzy on that though.
Do not get me wrong though, you will not see an enlisted man saluting another in broad daylight as they pass each other. Unless they are joking with each other of course.
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