“Eyes Right!”

Belgian boy salutes Canadian troops, gets recognition in return
As they march together, soldiers use the command “Eyes Right!” to salute a foreign dignitary or a leader as a mark of respect.  
The U.S. Military has the following procedure for the “Eyes Right!” command.
In this case, Canadian troops were marching on the road after attending a memorial service. A little Belgian boy waited for them patiently and when the soldiers approached, he stood erect and salute them.
The boy has saluted soldiers in the past, but none have ever responded. Troops usually are ordered to ignore spectators. Breaking this rule can also have stiff consequences; for example, a band leader was fired for smiling at Obama during the march.
But in the case of the young Belgian boy, the leader of the Canadian troops marching issued the command “Eyes Right!” and all the troops followed the order. They looked at the boy as a sign of respect.
Source:  Digital Journal

16 thoughts on ““Eyes Right!”

  1. That’s nice of the troops to acknowledge the honor given them by the little boy. I think that they are not aware what gift they bestowed upon this young man.

  2. Just taking time during half time at my son’s football game to catch up on some reading. So glad I took the time to read this Seeker. That child will never forget the moment and our military just showed atheir own compassion and respect!

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