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Parades and Review

The flag should be in front of the marchers. At the moment the flag passes in a parade or procession, all persons should show respect by standing at attention facing the flag with their right hand over their hearts. Military personnel or veterans should face the flag and render their formal salute. During a parade it is appropriate to salute only the first US Flag. When other flags are included, the United States Flag should be centered in front of the others or carried to their right.

In a parade, passing review, color guard or any other setting, it is never appropriate to dip the American flag. Dipping the flag is a sign of subservience.



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