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Bread and Circus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 10:23 PM
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I went to a sporting event tonight in "Bush Country", the Anthem played....
Edited on Sat Mar-15-08 10:23 PM by Bread and Circus
MOST (like 3/4th's or more from the looks of it) people did NOT have their hands over their heart and many had their hands clasped below the waist. Not that this matters in the big picture, I just thought it was funny considering the fuss that's been made over stuff like this.

I think a lot of people just don't care about things like this or even "flag lapel pins" for that matter.

To be honest, I think gas over $3 and diesel over $4 is a lot more concerning, and that's just the tip of the iceberg.

Gas, food, foreclosures, dropping house values, heating bills, health insurance, good paying jobs, rising colleg costs...
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OhioBlue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 10:25 PM
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1. I watched the beginning of a NASCAR race
most of the fans and drivers do not have their hands over their hearts.

I think you're right that it isn't that big of a deal, except it has been turned into "he won't say the Pledge".
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Tribetime Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 10:27 PM
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2. they have their hand on their beer
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Bread and Circus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 10:28 PM
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3. Only water and popcorn in the building. It was at a school. Well, not the NASCAR event I mean.
Edited on Sat Mar-15-08 10:29 PM by Bread and Circus
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OhioBlue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 10:32 PM
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7. true. I know I usually do
when I go to a race... lol.
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Scurrilous Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 10:34 PM
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9. Yep.
:thumbsup:
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1620rock Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 10:29 PM
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4. Who the hell feels patriotic these days?
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Muttocracy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 10:31 PM
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5. some have said custom varies regionally in the U.S. too nt
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SoxFan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 10:32 PM
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6. I'll second this
I attend a lot of minor league baseball and hockey games, and I see a lot of people who are oblivious about this sort of ettiquette.

Meanwhile, it's this schlub with the Obama sticker on his car that goes so far as to follow the "thumb outside the fist, along the seam of the pants" military standard!

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Skip Intro Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 10:33 PM
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8. You trry to sell America a president who won't put his hand over his heart for the national anthem.
Won't sell. Will be his political death if the repukes have anything to so with it.
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Tribetime Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 10:37 PM
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10. like this pic
Edited on Sat Mar-15-08 10:41 PM by Tribetime
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Nitrogenica Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 10:49 PM
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13. Nice!
Thanks
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Thurston Howell III Donating Member (576 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 10:58 PM
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16. Thank you!
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jmg257 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 10:38 PM
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11. I had never heard of this "Hand on the heart" thing till recently. When did this start??
Edited on Sat Mar-15-08 10:39 PM by jmg257
Remove hats, salute if in uniform, but other then that???
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jwirr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 10:48 PM
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12. It was pretty much custom after WWII because the soldiers brought
the military customs home with them. Parades are where I have seen it most. As the color guard goes by you stand up and either solute (military) or place your hand over your heart (civilian).
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izzie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 10:52 PM
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14. This sounds odd but I think we used to put our hand up.
We used to do some thing every morning in school and we also put up the flag but my grade school years were started in 1939. War was being pushed all the time. So flag and country was pushed. Every one seemed to know it was coming and since as very small kids we vacationed in Can. we heard about it long before it got to us here.
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Zoigal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 10:56 PM
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15. Don't know when it started, but according to several sources
putting ones hand over the heart while standing at attention is the proper etiquette when
the national anthem is played. Haven't seen it done very often though. z
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Frances Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 11:24 PM
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18. Same here
We always stood for the national anthem, but I don't remember putting my hand over my heart. I wasn't making a statement, just didn't know that was the procedure.
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Scurrilous Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 11:22 PM
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17. K & R
:thumbsup:
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