This E Mail is circulating. If one researches it they will find that the change was made by the military in the interest of convenience and also that the change was implemented in 2007 while Bush was president: What did America do to deserve such a piece of S&%# as a Commander in Chief and spokesperson for the Great US of A.!!?? He and his wife are a disgrace. Wish they were citizens. That is my opinion and I am hoppng America comes to it's senses and gets rid of him. 2012 elections can't come too soon 10:24 pm Subject: Fwd: Fwd: Military Funeral Protocol Today I was incensed at the conclusion of a traditional Serbian-Orthodox funeral for my beloved 85 year old uncle, Daniel Martich, who proudly served in the US Army during The Korean Conflict. During the committal service at a Pittsburgh cemetery the local military detachment performed their ritual, then folded and presented the American Flag to my aunt. As I'm sure you have witnessed during military funerals, a soldier bends to one knee and recites a scripted message to a surviving relative that begins "On behalf of the President of the United States and a grateful nation, I wish to present you with this flag in appreciation for your husband's service." However, today the dialogue was "On behalf of the Secretary of Defense and a grateful nation...". After the service I approached the soldier who presented the flag to my aunt to inquire about the change in language. His response was "The White House notified all military funeral service detachments to immediately remove 'the President' and insert 'the Secretary of Defense".