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How do you salute?

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For a proper salute, face the person or flag while bringing your hand up diagonally and directly touching the side to your eyebrow with your fingertips. Proceed to bring the hand down to the side. It is not required to salute indoors.

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The hand salute shows characteristics of dignity, etiquette and recognition for himself as a soldier and to his unit of higher ranking officials. Placing the right hand over the heart, the same that headgear is removed and placed over the heart, are two alternative approaches to a proper salute. It is appropriate to salute during the Pledge of Allegiance and the National Anthem.

The 21-Gun Salute is a long-standing military tradition performed to honor the dead by demonstrating that their weapons were no longer hostile. It is a salute done during military funerals.

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