National President Sandi Kriebel’s Rules on Wearing the Official Cap
From: Ann Panteleakos, National Secretary-Treasurer
In the absence of procedures in our Bylaws for wearing the official cap, National President Sandi Kriebel has issued the following ruling:
“If you choose to wear the Official VFW Auxiliary Cap, it will remain on your head for TAPS, the Pledge of Allegiance and the National Anthem. Caps will be removed for the
Other information pertaining to the caps:
(a) If uncovering, the hat shall be placed on the extended closed fingers of the right hand in such a way that the Cross of Malta is exposed and held over the heart; the left-hand goes behind the back as in parade rest.
(b) Official caps will NOT be worn during luncheons, banquets or other meals;
(c) Official caps will be the only head covering allowed to be worn at regular meetings of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States Auxiliary. The only exceptions are head coverings for medical or religious reasons.
We ask that all Departments forward this memo on to its members so that all are aware of the National President’s ruling.
Auxiliary Traditions Lesson
SHOWING PROPER RESPECT FOR THE ALTER AND BIBLE
• Members will remain seated while the Chaplain opens and closes the Bible, provided the Colors are not at the Altar.
• Whenever the Chaplain is opening and closing the Bible, everyone should stop all movement and
• Members will not cross between the President’s station and the Altar, as this is considered sacred ground symbolizing where our Comrades who have answered the final roll call are at rest. However, when the Bible is closed, members may pass through this area.
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