Why do military personnel salute the First Lady?
June 9, 2011 12:32 PM Subscribe
Why do military personnel salute the First Lady if she's not a higher-ranking officer?
posted by Viola to society & culture (24 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I just assumed it was a signal of respect, but my friend's (not terribly bright, extremely conservative) husband was venting that Michelle Obama does not deserve to be saluted by the military because she's just a civilian. Is this true?