– – As the the U.S. Flag passes and also during the playing of the National Anthem.
This law was passed in the National Defense Authorization Act of 2008. Specifically National Defense Authorization Act of 2008 sec 595 changes 36 U.S.C. section 301(b)(1) to read:
(b) Conduct During Playing.- During a rendition of the national anthem-
(1) when the flag is displayed-
(A) individuals in uniform should give the military salute at the first note of the anthem and maintain that position until the last note;
(B) members of the Armed Forces and veterans who are present but not in uniform may render the military salute in the manner provided for individuals in uniform; and (C) all other persons present should face the flag and stand at attention with their right hand over the heart, and men not in uniform, if applicable, should remove their headdress with their right hand and hold it at the left shoulder, the hand being over the heart; and (2) when the flag is not displayed, all present should face toward the music and act in the same manner they would if the flag were displayed.
As a veteran you are allowed and earned the right to salute the flag, or render a saluate during the National Anthem. The Law Office of Robert B. Goss, P.C. https://www.attorneyforveterans.com salutes and THANKS YOU for serving out Nation.