I am a 12 year disabled VET. I have been out of the service for 12 years and still feel awkward at events when they play the National Anthem. I still feel the need to salute the flag; I donâ€™t feel comfortable putting my hand over my heart. To me itâ€™s not enough respect. My question is, â€œWhat is the etiquette for saluting the flag?â€ Is it proper for someone not in uniform to salute the flag?