Bringing this to CAP, if we are riding in a van at the end of a parade, what is the position of those riding on the van but not driving? Are we just to sit at attention? Arms to the sides? Question may seem silly. However I was in the New York City Veterans Parade a few years ago. I was riding inside a corporate van when all of a sudden the driver asked whether the passengers were supposed to be seated at attention or how. I thought about the photo I refer above. Could not make my mind as to what to do. I just sat at attention when we reached the reviewing stand. Are the passengers to do an Eyes Right or Eyes Left depending on where is the reviewing stand?
Courtesies in a vehicle are dangerous. I was starting to drive out of the lot at the national guard base where we have our meetings. A cadet saluted me as I was driving in the car. I gave a salute in return, but since I wasn't expecting the salute I returned it too quick and sloppy and proceeded to poke myself in the eye. Which made me jerk my head, causing my baseball cap to become dislodged, which fell over my eyes. Driving one handed blind I had a wheel hit the curb. There was much fail going on that day.