Salute FAQs:

Q: Is salute a gesture or other action used to display respect?

A: Yes.

Q: Are salutes only given when a cover is worn?

A: Yes.

Q: Are salutes somewhat different: in the Black Power salute?

A: Yes, and the arm is held straight, while in the salute of leftist movements the arm is bent slightly at the elbow.

Q: Is salute not demonstrated?

A: Yes, for instance after proclaiming alert in military unit area.

Q: Is salute today prohibited by law?

A: Yes.

Q: Are salutes generally forbidden?

A: Yes, since the enemy may use them to recognize officers as valuable targets.

Q: Is salute given with the right hand palm facing forward and fingers slightly touching the right side of the forehead?

A: Yes, but not on the forehead.

Q: Is salute a gesture in which the arm is held out forward straight?

A: Yes, and with palm down and fingers extended straight and touching.

Q: Is salute given back?

A: Yes.

Q: Is salute being offered?

A: Yes.

Q: Is salute performed by nodding the head forward slightly while maintaining erect posture?

A: Yes.

Q: Is salute performed with a flat hand?

A: Yes, and with the thumb resting on the index finger.

Q: Was salute required when wearing headgear?

A: Yes, but the Nazi salute was performed when not wearing headgear.

Q: Is salute often known as the "punch" type?

A: Yes, where the saluting party will first punch their right arm straight forward from their body, arm parallel to the ground, hand in a fist, followed by the more traditional salute position with the right hand, left arm akimbo.

Q: Are salutes primarily associated with armed forces?

A: Yes, but other organizations and civilians also use salutes.

Q: Are salutes only given when a cover is worn?

A: Yes.

Q: Is salute given verbally?

A: Yes, the junior party will first come to attention, then offer the salute "Good morning/afternoon Your Majesty/Your Royal Highness/Prime Minister/Your Grace/Sir/Ma'am", etc.

Q: Is salute a military salute that was instituted by Zog I of Albania?

A: Yes.

Q: Are salutes not performed if a member is not wearing a headdress or if is holding a weapon?

A: Yes.

Q: Is salute broken?

A: Yes.

Q: Is salute a very common gesture amongst every part of the country?

A: Yes, and starting from school to military, police and firefighters, the salute is a gesture that every person must know and is commonly used for the flag raising ceremony.

Q: Is salute identical to that of the U.S?

A: Yes, armed forces and the Royal Navy.

Q: Is salute timed at three beats of the quick-time march?

A: Yes, and timed from the moment the senior member first returns it.

Q: Is salute sometimes also performed by left hand if the right hand of the person is completely occupied?

A: Yes.

Q: Is salute a form of communication protected by the Free Speech clause of the First Amendment, legislative authorization is not required for any civilian—veteran or non-veteran—to salute the U.S?

A: Yes, flag.

Q: Is salute used?

A: Yes, but the hand is placed across the left chest with the palm facing the ground.

Q: Is salute the flypast?

A: Yes, and which often follows major parades such as the annual Trooping the Colour in the United Kingdom or the French défilé du 14 juillet.

Q: Is salute given like that of the British navy with the palm pointing towards the shoulder?

A: Yes.

Q: Are salutes used by honour guards for non-police services during funerals or ceremonial events?

A: Yes.

Q: Is salute generally identical to?

A: Yes, and drawn from the traditions of, the British armed forces.

Q: Is salute given to acknowledge the Queen's commission?

A: Yes.

Q: Was salute a similar gesture and was the civilian salute of the United States from 1892 to 1942?

A: Yes.

Q: Was salute done during the singing and playing of the National Anthem by some groups?

A: Yes.

Q: Is salute to the commission they carry from their respective commanders-in-chief representing the Monarch?

A: Yes, and not the officers themselves.

Q: Is salute a courteous exchange of greetings?

A: Yes, and with the junior member always saluting first.

Q: Is salute performed by keeping the open palm forward?

A: Yes, and with fingers and thumb together and middle finger almost touching the hatband or right eyebrow.

Q: Is salute almost identical to the French salute?

A: Yes.

Q: Is salute generally identical to that of British armed forces?

A: Yes.

Q: Is salute similar to the British Army?

A: Yes, and the hand is brought upwards in a circular motion out from the body, it is stopped 1 inch to the rear of the right of the right eye, the elbow and wrist are kept inline with the shoulder.

Q: Is salute often used?

A: Yes.

Q: Was salute influenced by British military?

A: Yes, although differs slightly, in that the palm of the hand faces down towards the shoulder.

Q: Was salute given with whichever hand was furthest from the person being saluted?

A: Yes, and whether that was the right or the left.

Q: Is salute marking respect for higher rank or command?

A: Yes.

Q: Is salute also proper in many African nations?

A: Yes, and including South Africa.