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Trump's Single Finger Salute To America News. Dominic Gwinn. July 05, AM. Photo by Dominic Gwinn The Fourth of July on the National Mall might the best example of what's gone wrong as a result of America's obsession with exceptionalism and hyper-capitalism. Every year the city becomes a grueling and unpleasant soup.
Musical artillery written literally overnight for a patriotic World War II radio broadcast, Morton Gould's American Salute is a short set of variations on the Civil War song "When Johnny Comes Marching Home." A sputtering, machine-gun fanfare subsides into a quiet woodwind statement of the theme over a staccato accompaniment that evokes Morse code.
Aug 18, · Step 5: Hold salute Hold the salute for 15 to 30 seconds. Tip For extra effectiveness, maintain eye contact throughout the salute. Step 6: Put hand back down Put your hand back down to your side in one swift motion. Any embellishment—like jerking your arm outward before it goes down—is considered poor taste. Did You Know?
Nov 20, · The origin of the hand salute is uncertain. Some historians believe it began in late Roman times when assassinations were common. A citizen who wanted to see a public official had to approach with his right hand raised to show that he did not hold a weapon. Knights in armor raised visors with the right hand when meeting a comrade.
Sep 29, · HONOLULU (AP) — The Navy has investigated the case of a sailor who didn't salute as the national anthem played at Pearl Harbor, in a protest that echoes recent moves by professional athletes to kneel during the anthem. The U.S. Pacific Fleet referred her case to her commander, who has the authority to punish the sailor, a Navy reservist. Saluting during the national anthem is a daily ritual.