Saluting the Flag
Thou shalt have no other gods before me. Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth. Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them. -- Exodus 20:3-5
These verses are are the basis of the JW ban on saluting the flag. The governing body says that saluting the flag is a form of idol worship.