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Its origins date to the days of chivalry when knights raised their visors in order that those of the same order or friendly orders could see the face. Now rendered at 6 to 10 paces to be recognized.
What is a salute?
Signed by President Truman on May 5, 1950, replacing the “Rocks and Shoals”(Articles for Government of the Navy) this document was to “unify, consolidate, revise, and codify the articles of War, the Articles for Government of the Navy, and the disciplinary laws of the Coast Guard
What is the Uniform Code of Military Justice
This custom may be traced from the practice of the Crusaders in wearing the badge of honor near the heart. The shield was carried on the left arm, protecting the heart..
Why are medals and decorations worn on the left breast?
Originally relating to a monk’s cloak, meaning, “to invest with priestly office or privilege.” Establishing position by the donning of a particular garment provides one explanation for the link between the term and the practice. The early undress uniform for a midshipman was a short coat whereas that for a lieutenant was a frock coat. When a midshipman was appointed to act in the capacity of a lieutenant, he wore the uniform of the latter.
What is “frocking”?
Used in change of command ceremonies, a flag or pennant is attached to a halyard at its top and to a downhaul at its bottom while folded, often with the folds secured by a light string. At the proper time, a sharp jerk on the downhaul breaks the string and folds.
What is to break a flag?