Hand Salute

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A hand salute is rendered when the flag passes, and when the flag-draped casket is moved.

It is incorrect for people holding the flag to render the “Hand Salute”.

Holding the flag while standing at attention is equivalent to rendering a hand salute.

People holding the flags should not render the hand salute – they should instead continue to
hold the American Flag in the upright position with the right hand.

Those who are not holding flags and have served in the military, law enforcement, or firefighting
agencies should render the “hand salute” and hold it until the command “Order Arms” is given.

All others who are not holding flags should place their right hand over their heart.