According to some modern military manuals, the modern Western salute
originated when knights greeted each other to show friendly ...
No one knows the precise origin of today's hand salute. ... One romantic legend
has it that today's military salute descended from the medieval knight's gesture of
The origin of the Hand Salute is uncertain. Some historians believe it began in
late Roman times when assassinations were common. A citizen who wanted to ...
Jun 29, 2012 ... No definitive beginning can be traced to the history of the military salute. Most
sources speculate the roots to this time honored tradition date as ...
The salute is widely misunderstood outside the military. Some consider it to be a
gesture of servility since the junior extends a salute to the senior, but we know ...
Jul 9, 2015 ... The Stories Behind the Modern Military Salute ... on two things: (1) it's always a
sign of camaraderie and (2) no one knows its exact origin.
Apr 28, 2016 ... This is one of those questions that US Army Drill Sergeants make Privates
answer in essay form as punis... er... corrective training. I wonder ...
Aug 27, 2014 ... The exact origin of the military salute has been lost in time but it is believed that it
originated by showing that the right hand (the fighting hand) ...
However, most military historians agree that the history of the salute ... its origins
from the British Navy who in turn borrowed their hand salute ...
It's really nothing more than tradition. From what I can tell, they trace back to
colonization. ... What is the origin of the salute, and how has the gesture changed
with time? ... As the salute became codified in the British Military in the late 1700s