Nixon: Let those in uniform go first

Monday, September 12, 2011 | 8:04 a.m. CDT; updated 9:25 a.m. CDT, Monday, September 12, 2011

JEFFERSON CITY — Gov. Jay Nixon is encouraging people to let men and women in uniform cut in front of them at lines in restaurants, grocery stores and other shops — at least for one week.

Nixon proclaimed this week as "Put the Uniform First Week" in Missouri. He said it's intended to show respect to people who wear uniforms as police officers, firefighters, emergency responders and military personnel.

The observance was timed to occur during the week following the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.


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