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Changing the flag salute

On Dec. 22, 1942 Congress amended the Flag Code to replace the flag salute with the hand-over-heart.
Kim B
Kim B • 1 year ago

Until Dec 22, 1942, this is how Americans saluted the flag. It was amended to the hand over heart method. We can imagine why...

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