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For those questioning the half staff status of the American Flag at Post 274 without

Presidential Order, I offer this simple explanation. The policy at Post 274 is when we are made

aware of a loss of military personnel (for example, 5 soldiers lost in a helecopter crash) and the

President does not order the flags to half staff, at our Post Commanders discretion, the flag will

be lowered to half staff for one week. That is why this policy is being added to our website. I hope

this clears up any confusion. Our Post 274, condsiders the loss of all Veterans and military personnel.

     American Legion Post 274 Commander

 

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TAPS ETIQUETTE

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  • Hats

    • Except for those in uniform, men are expected to remove their hats while taps is played. It is considered offensive and disrespectful to leave your hat on during taps.

    Bugler

    • Musicians must also abide by rules of etiquette. Traditionally, only a single bugler plays taps. The mournful tone of a solitary bugle communicates the seriousness of the call. While variations involving multiple buglers do exist, officially, taps should only be sounded by a single musician.

    Salute

    • As taps is being played, members of the military should raise their hands in salute. Civilians should place their right hands over their hearts.

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