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15. In public, that is the correct etiquette if not in uniform.
Wed Jul 5, 2023, 10:29 AM
Jul 2023

One should also take of his hat if he is wearing one -- I wonder how many people do that these days?

I was once the extra man in a ROTC color guard for a baseball game. We dressed in Revolutionary War artillery uniforms. When the Anthem was played (no grandstanding "professional" singers then), I wasn't sure whether to salute or put my hat over my heart. I decided that since it was really a costume and not a legitimate uniform, I'd do the latter.

-- Mal

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