The president-elect briefly bowed his head, saluted and walked away. Only a few dozen spectators were on hand.
Dude, you are not yet the President... you know, the commander-in-chief. You've never been in the military. You saluting makes about as much sense as me saluting.
ETA: Okay, I know this is petty, but still...
“I think our government has only one sacred obligation. I agree with the governor that I find it uncomfortable referring to this as a holiday. It’s more like a holy day than a holiday. It’s more like a holy day because the only sacred, sacred obligation this nation has is to care for those we send to war and prepare them and equip them with the best there is available in the world. And care for them when they come home,” said Vice-President elect Joe Biden.
Main Entry: hol·i·day
Etymology: Middle English, from Old English hāligdæg, from hālig holy + dæg day
1: holy day
2: a day on which one is exempt from work ; specifically : a day marked by a general suspension of work in commemoration of an event