As the general points out that there is no actual requirement for veterans to place the right hand over the heart, and likewise no actual restriction on saluting, there is nothing preventing any veteran from either saluting, hand on the heart, or otherwise or doing nothing at all.
Apparently, all have just assumed that the hand over heart has been a requirement all along, whereas it is just something in certain guidelines.
I would like to see actual requirements on this if available.
R.W. "Dick" Gaines
GnySgt USMC (Ret.)
1952 (Plt #437)--'72
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