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  •  Bright Lines (7+ / 0-)

    The way I was always taught it was quite clear: Once the service insignias and ribbons and other emblems were removed, you could wear it where you pleased. Name tag, too, if you wanted to be really anal about it; but usually you could leave it on and no one would care.

    That may not be the way the law is actually worded, but it is the way the law has been interpreted since, well, ever.

    It's basic common sense: If your uniform is in such a condition that you could pass for being on active duty, then you'd better actually be on active duty (or marching in a Veteran's Day parade somewhere).

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