A recent change to Section 9 of the US Flag Code, written into Defense Authorization Act of 2008, now gives veterans and members of the US Armed Forces the authority to render a hand salute to the flag, whether or not in uniform, or wearing the apparel of a VSO (Veterans Service Organization) such as the American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, or Vietnam Veteran's Cap.
Public Law No. 110-181 changes Section 9 of Title 4, United States Code, inserting the following:
"To show off their pride in military service, former Secretary of Affairs Jim Nicholson urged veterans to wear their military medals on civilian clothes in national patriotic holidays, including Memorial Day, 4th of July and Veterans Day."
DISPLAYING MILITARY MEDALS
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