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JLBC: FOUNDATION



JLBC LESSON OUTLINE

JLBC: FOUNDATION

15 min group discussion

1. JLBC Cadets Does anyone know how the salute originated?

Anticipated Response / Lecture Item

JLBC Cadets The salute originated in another time when kings ruled, knights wore armor, and courtly manners flourished. JLBC Cadets It was the age of chivalry. JLBC Cadets The etiquette of the day dictated that should two friendly knights meet, each would raise the visor of his helmet, show their face, and pay proper respect to the other. JLBC Cadets Since both knights were clad in steel; they could recognize each other as foe or friend by the distinctive emblems and devices on their armor - another custom that still lives. JLBC Cadets Etiquette also decreed that the knights salute with the right hands. JLBC Cadets The right hand was the sword hand, raising it.

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