Saturday, April 05, 2008

Obama Seems to Get It Wrong

I saw at Reasoned Audacity that Obama does not salute the flag. I think he may be referring to the fact that Obama did not place his hand over the heart at a playing of the National Anthem.

A CNN blogger, FIRSTREAD has this.

"Obama told the questioner the picture was actually taken during a playing of the national anthem and said, "During the Pledge of Allegiance you put your hand over your heart, during the National Anthem you sing."

"This is the classic dirty trick of the campaign," Obama said later Wednesday at an event in Cedar Rapids.""



United States Code Title 36 Chapter 3 — National Anthem, Motto, Floral Emblem, and March

§301. National anthem; Star-Spangled Banner
  1. The composition consisting of the words and music known as The Star-Spangled Banner is designated the national anthem of the United States of America.
  2. Conduct during playing — During rendition of the national anthem—
    1. when the flag is displayed —
      1. all present except those in uniform should stand at attention facing the flag with the right hand over the heart;
      2. men not in uniform should remove their headdress with their right hand and hold the headdress at the left shoulder, the hand being over the heart; and
      3. individuals in uniform should give the military salute at the first note of the anthem and maintain that position until the last note; and
    2. when the flag is not displayed, all present should face toward the music and act in the same manner they would if the flag were displayed.
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