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Aren't you still supposed to stand for the National Anthem???

Discussion in 'Cop Talk' started by steveksux, Sep 11, 2011.

  1. steveksux

    steveksux Massive Member

    Jul 12, 2007
    Did a gig today, being 9/11, the 10 year anniversary, someone said a few words, had someone play taps, someone sang the National Anthem.

    Practically nobody stood up. I was standing there, frankly amazed. WTH is wrong with people, on today of all days... Kids I can almost understand, but what about their parents? It was a recruiting event for a charter school. If these are the best and the brightest they are trying to recruit... well..... just sayin... I've never been big on public displays of patriotism, but this is ridiculous.

    Just checking to see if I'm crazy or not.... I thought you were supposed to stand up. Maybe put your hand on your heart... :upeyes:

  2. Hack

    Hack Crazy CO Gold Member

    For military, and federal employees, they had better be standing up. Military had better be rendering a salute, and civilians need to do what is appropriate. Only by religious exemption, (yes there is that), should a person be excused.
    Even military veterans according to somewhat recently enacted federal law is authorised to render a military salute for during the pledge of allegiance, taps, lowering of the flag for the day, (if on a active fort or base), and during flag raising at reveille, with the military salute being given for the pledge of allegiance and the playing of the national anthem anywhere. Even at a sporting event we do what is appropriate, or at parades when the colours pass I will do what is expected.

  3. PuroMexicano

    PuroMexicano VIVA MEXICO !!!

    Jan 28, 2004
    Monterrey, Mexico
    MANY People, around the world, don't care for nothing anymore, that's why this planet is going down the drain...
  4. Hack

    Hack Crazy CO Gold Member

  5. MadMonkey

    MadMonkey Spershul Furces

    Aug 18, 2010
    When I was a kid, probably 15, I was at an RC event wandering around and looking at planes. Suddenly I heard someone yell "TAKE YOUR HAT OFF!", and I whipped around wondering what happened and I saw an old veteran standing behind me, saluting as the National Anthem was sung.

    I was extremely embarrassed, not because of his chastising, but because I hadn't heard the Anthem start and hadn't been respectful, even though it wasn't intentional. I stood by him with my hat off and hand on my heart. I apologized after, and I think he understood.

    The last time I heard the National Anthem sung live was at an air show last year. I was in the massive line coming in, and though it was playing clearly, aside from myself I think I saw maybe 3 other people who actually stopped and removed their hats. :crying:
  6. steveksux

    steveksux Massive Member

    Jul 12, 2007
    I guess I'm no better than they are, I didn't think about the fact I had a hat on. :embarassed: At least I was standing....

  7. jellis11

    jellis11 Yippee-ki-yay

    Jul 27, 2011
    South Kakalaki
    we went to a ball game at work (fd) and two of the guys just sat there like it was dumb and they were too good for it. soon as we got back i called them out. what a way to show pride... sad about my generation and those under.
  8. Triple7


    May 30, 2011
    I work in a stadium and when the NA is played I and all of our employees stop mid stride if needed.
    My 4 and 3 year old know to stand and cover their heart
  9. scottydl


    May 31, 2005
    The Middle
    Many times at public events there will be a directive "And now, please stand for the singing of the National Anthem" ... not saying that should be required but I'm sure it helps remind. People act in groups for the most part. Standing ovations are generally prompted by a few people within a crowd of hundreds, for instance. Just keep providing a good example, teach your own kids right, and hopefully as many people as possible (who may not know any better otherwise) will follow along.

    The planet may be going down the drain, but it doesn't mean we all just have to sit around and watch it happen.
  10. Mrs.Cicero

    Mrs.Cicero Wayward Member

    Aug 13, 2004
    far from home
    I have never been anyplace where people didn't stand for the national anthem. But I live in the midwest...

  11. merlynusn


    Nov 16, 2007
    I think in most sporting events now they say please stand for the national anthem as scotty said. You shouldn't need reminding though. Since I'm a military veteran I don't just stand nonchalant either. I stand at attention.

    Hack, I didn't know about that new law that says veterans can salute now. Do you have it somewhere?
  12. Keyhole


    Dec 28, 2005
    Houston, TX
    You are supposed to stand for any national anthem.
  13. CJStudent

    CJStudent Fenced In

    Nov 3, 2005
    I don't have the quote, but I got the info from official channels as well (ARNG).
  14. CJStudent

    CJStudent Fenced In

    Nov 3, 2005
  15. Every now and then I'm pleasantly surprised by the actions of people. My fiancee and I went to a minor league baseball game earlier this summer and were approaching the gates as the National Anthem started. Much to my surprise every person within earshot of the stadium stopped in their tracks and removed their hats, if wearing one. It was as silent as a city could be.

    I was very much surprised and pleased with the actions of my fellow baseball fans. :thumbsup:
  16. Brucev


    Jul 19, 2009
    Read the post. Sorry for what happened. In recent events I attended/in which I have participated, everyone has stood. In some we have recited the Pledge of Allegiance and then remained standing through the national anthem. Only folks who were wheel-chair bound remained standing. I have not seen anyone with a hat/cap on their head.
  17. smokeross

    smokeross GTDS Member #49

    May 15, 2011
    At our local football game this weekend, (we won 56-0) Everyone stood at attention with hats off, hands on heart as Koey Dixon did another of her wonderful renditions of our National Anthem. I am often extremely dismayed at the poorly done singing and missed words by famous singers at the large venues.
  18. scottydl


    May 31, 2005
    The Middle
    The photo above appears to be from sometime in the 1980's (considering the hair/clothing styles and old Bank of America logo), so this phenomenon isn't a new one. I'd say since 9/11 there has probably be a REsurgence of patriotic sentiment overall, now the key is keeping people attune to it.
  19. A significant pet peeve of mine. I stand proudly. F'em if they won't. I served and by standing, I honor my brothers and sisters.