Its a sign of respect. Respect. Such a small word really but it means so much.
Respect is defined as:
- a feeling of deep admiration for someone or something elicited by their abilities, qualities, or achievements.
- due regard for the feelings, wishes, or rights of others.
- admire (someone or something) deeply, as a result of their abilities, qualities, or achievements.
- have due regard for (someone's feelings, wishes, or rights).
As a Navy brat, I grew up knowing what the sign is and how to show it respect.
Then you come to today where this person is supposed to be a role model. This is what you call a role model and deserves respect?