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The "2" comes from the military. A salute is a two count movement. Count 1 raises the hand to the eyebrow or bill of the cap. After the salute is held, Count 2 brings the hand back down to the position of attention. Since salutes could be held for long periods of time, think "To the Colors", "Star Spangeled Banner" (4 verses if you're lucky) the order to drop the salute was given to ensure a uniform appearance.




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