Errant hand Salute

TV News views of Pres. Obama exiting the Presidential helicopter have often shown him practically on a run, the U.S. Marine at the bottom of the stairs smartly renders his salute. Unfortunately we then see the President's response as a very quick flippant like finger slapping to his forehead with no glance toward the Marine. So unlike a snappy respectful return salute warranted and I would most certainly expect from the Commander – in – Chief.

In this high level public appearance situation seeing my President producing a really less than even casual attention to the honored exchanging of salutes depresses me. It's not like this saluting is too frequent to get the proper respect it deserves.

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