IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
July 26, 2007
Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary
To amend title 4, United States Code, to prescribe that members of the Armed Forces and veterans out of uniform may render the military salute during hoisting, lowering, or passing of flag.
Conduct by members of the Armed Forces and veterans out of uniform during hoisting, lowering, or passing of flag
Section 9 of title 4,
United States Code, is amended by striking
all persons present
and all that follows through the end and inserting
those present in
uniform should render the military salute. Members of the Armed Forces and
veterans who are present but not in uniform may render the military salute. All
other persons present should face the flag and stand at attention with their
right hand over the heart, or if applicable, remove their headdress with their
right hand and hold it at the left shoulder, the hand being over the heart.
Citizens of other countries should stand at attention. All such conduct toward
the flag in a moving column should be rendered at the moment the flag
Passed the Senate July 25, 2007.