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    Quote Originally Posted by Atticus View Post
    I prefer parade rest.
    Parade rest or attention? I always prefer the latter.
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Atticus View Post
    We were told that any military, in uniform or not, may salute.
    That was my take too.
     

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    Simply showing respect, and NOT showing disdain and contempt for your country/flag is a great start to an athletic career. I tip my Massachusetts hat and salute the Mississippi boy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Atticus View Post
    We were told that any military, in uniform or not, may salute.
    That is consistent with the current U.S. Code.
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by tandfman View Post
    Parade rest or attention? I always prefer the latter.
    At the Naval Academy we were taught to stand at attention and face the flag during the playing of the National Anthem. If in uniform, salute. If not, hand over heart. But the important thing is more than the outward stuff, it's the honoring, and that's what comes through Sam's actions.

    Makes me remember Dave Wottle's actions on the podium at Munich. He forgot to doff his ball cap, but everything else about his actions showed a respect for the anthem and flag, which is why his actions weren't viewed by many as offensive.

    I think it is also honoring to give respect to the playing of any National Anthem during WC or OG. It might not mean all that much to me, but it sure does to the one on the top stand of the podium.
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by tandfman View Post
    Parade rest or attention? I always prefer the latter.
    In uniform, we must be at attention.
    In civvies, just face the flag, remove the hat, and be quiet/respectful.

    And don't scold those who don't do the above. It is their constitutional right, which I respect (tho don't agree with).

    Taking a knee can show respect too (IMO), but that's a different thread.
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by bobguild76 View Post
    Makes me remember Dave Wottle's actions on the podium at Munich. He forgot to doff his ball cap, but everything else about his actions showed a respect for the anthem and flag, which is why his actions weren't viewed by many as offensive.
    Sorry, some of us found Wottle's lack of awareness to take off his cap as disrespectful. And Im giving him the benefit of the doubt, that he forgot.
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Atticus View Post
    In uniform, we must be at attention.
    In civvies, just face the flag, remove the hat, and be quiet/respectful.

    And don't scold those who don't do the above. It is their constitutional right, which I respect (tho don't agree with).

    Taking a knee can show respect too (IMO), but that's a different thread.
    Well said.
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by user4 View Post
    Sorry, some of us found Wottle's lack of awareness to take off his cap as disrespectful. And Im giving him the benefit of the doubt, that he forgot.
    Most of your posts I can't tell if you're trolling or not but if the above is the case then some of you really need to reassess.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NotDutra5 View Post
    Most of your posts I can't tell if you're trolling or not but if the above is the case then some of you really need to reassess.
    we are probably from different generations, you wouldnt understand.

    I still consider Wottle's 800m win one of the greatest olympic races of all time, but Im not going to lie about the cap during the anthem.
     

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