What Do You See?

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous Flag Discussion' started by FlagAdvocate, Jul 22, 2018.

  1. FlagAdvocate

    FlagAdvocate Member

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    I personally have a problem with this image which has been in print for years on Veterans Day. It depicts the silhouette of a uniformed soldier saluting with the American flag in the background. As a vet myself, I would face and salute the flag with my right hand, not turn my back to the flag and salute as I see in this image. A soldier facing the flag would never salute with the left hand. What do you see?
  2. Robin Hickman

    Robin Hickman Well-Known Member

  3. Robin Hickman

    Robin Hickman Well-Known Member

    Maybe the "left-handed salute" is supposed to represent someone (probably "military"), with a representation of an American Flag BEHIND them, saluting veterans who are viewing the image???
  4. Union Jack

    Union Jack Member

    I concur with Robin. What springs to mind is the film Patton where General Patton salutes with a huge American flag behind him. As a vet I have always saluted facing the flag but in some circumstances this isn't always possible. I think that you have a flag and a vet saluting is more than enough to waiver protocol. Just my take on it.

  5. Scotthm

    Scotthm New Member

    I'd say it was created by someone who wasn't thinking; they grabbed some clipart from a web search, and couldn't find an image of the back side of a soldier saluting so they used what they could find. At any rate, I don't put a whole lot into protocol on a pieced together graphic someone created to honor veterans.

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