National Geographic : 2007 Jul
FLASHBACK Fla9 Wavers Far from the ocean, 10,000 sailors-to-be took the form of a flag at Illinois's Great Lakes Naval Training Station. The photo ran in March 1918 with a story by former President William Howard Taft, who emphasized the importance of the salute in his lectures to young World War I draftees. "The freedom and independence that an American youth enjoys make it necessary to have the reason for such a ceremony explained to him," Taft wrote. "His self-confidence and his self-conceit make it irk some to him, at first, thus to register his subordinate position or to obey implicitly, as he must, if he would be a good soldier." -Margaret G. Zackowitz t Flashback Archive Find all the photos plus e-greetings at ngm.com/0707. PHOTO:GREATLAKESRECRUIT NATIONALGEOGRAPHIC(ISSN 0027-9358)IS PUBLISHEDMONTHLYBY THE NATIONALGEOGRAPHICSOCIETY,114517THST.NW,WASHINGTON,DC 20036-4688.$34.00A YEARFOR U.S. DELIVERY,$6.00 PERSINGLECOPY(INCLUDESPOSTAGEAND HANDLING).IN CANADA,AGREEMENTNUMBER40063649,RETURNUNDELIVERABLECANADIANADDRESSESTO NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC,PO BOX 4412STN. A, TORONTO,ONTARIOM5W 3W2. UNITEDKINGDOMNEWSSTANDCOVERPRICE£3.85.PERIODICALSPOSTAGEPAIDAT WASHINGTON,DC, AND AT ADDITIONALMAILING OFFICES.POSTMASTER:SENDADDRESSCHANGESTO NATIONALGEOGRAPHIC,POBOX 63002,TAMPA,FL33663-3002.MEMBERS:IF THEPOSTALSERVICEALERTS USTHATYOURMAGAZINEIS UNDELIVERABLE,WE HAVENO FURTHEROBLIGATIONUNLESSWE RECEIVEA CORRECTEDADDRESSWITHINTWOYEARS.