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GTurck Donating Member (569 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-15-08 09:01 AM
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16. I am in major trouble...
because I did not stand for General Odierno at a Memorial Day event. I was not really protesting, consciously, just could not see why he merited a standing ovation. Our son organized the event and in all other ways I am extremely proud of him but on the issue of standing for the anthem, the flag or some person he his highly and self-rightgeously conventional and now he is punishing me for my lack of "patiotism". I don't always say the pledge either and if I do I do not repeat the phrase 'under God' but fall silent until we get to 'indivisible'.
Oh, my husband didn't stand either; he was playing with our youngest grandchild.
I am hoping Obama makes me feel like a citizen again too and the pledge becomes meaningful again as well.
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  -They now ask us to remove our hats during the National Anthem at Sporting events. trumad  Jun-15-08 06:41 AM   #0 
  - We were always taught to remove our hats when the National Anthem is played.  woodsprite   Jun-15-08 06:46 AM   #1 
  - Indeed - the idea of a salute is that the military shouldn't remove their headgear  muriel_volestrangler   Jun-15-08 06:51 AM   #4 
  - But why?  trumad   Jun-15-08 06:56 AM   #6 
  - last time I went to a sporting event I would not stand for the national anthem  rurallib   Jun-15-08 06:47 AM   #2 
  - I have not stood for the national anthem since * took office  Paint It Black   Jun-15-08 07:17 AM   #10 
     - I am in major trouble...  GTurck   Jun-15-08 09:01 AM   #16 
  - Well...  dems_rightnow   Jun-15-08 06:50 AM   #3 
  - Good question and why men and not women? nt  PaulHo   Jun-15-08 06:54 AM   #5 
  - Because the sight of women's hair inflames the passions of men  Glorfindel   Jun-15-08 08:35 AM   #13 
     - Doesn't do much for me.  PaulHo   Jun-15-08 09:10 AM   #17 
  - I'm proud to take my hat off.  robcon   Jun-15-08 06:57 AM   #7 
  - just because they ask  barbtries   Jun-15-08 07:00 AM   #8 
  - I don't think this is new  gollygee   Jun-15-08 07:14 AM   #9 
  - I've never understood why they sing the national anthem at sporting events.  tanyev   Jun-15-08 07:23 AM   #11 
  - the spies and terrorists don't stand , so then we arrest them.  Algorem   Jun-15-08 08:01 AM   #12 
  - It's a good thing I don't attend sporting events. I'd have to buy a hat to keep on.  Tierra_y_Libertad   Jun-15-08 08:44 AM   #14 
  - And put them on in temple.  rucky   Jun-15-08 08:47 AM   #15 
  - Couldn't find the origin of the custom of removing hats to show respect  maui9002   Jun-15-08 10:03 AM   #18 
     - Mom also taught that one STOOD when a color guard in a parade passed by.  havocmom   Jun-15-08 10:45 AM   #19 
        - At our Memorial Day Parade, they pull a  woodsprite   Jun-16-08 03:21 PM   #20 

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