When an American flag passes: Stand up, remove your hat, place your right hand over your heart and stop any conversation you are having. It is not necessary to salute every American flag that passes. If it is carried by an honor guard or in a group with other flags, stand up and salute (veterans) and pay respect to the flag. Do not salute small hand-held flags carried by parade attendees and participants. Teach your children to respect our nations flag. Please do not throw it on the group or in the street.