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Mon Sep 25, 2017, 06:05 PM

As I read my Facebook page, I'm astonished by all the things ...

people have posted about the NFL and Trump. I am a veteran, never fought in wartime. I do stand for the playing of our National Anthem, when I'm at a live event. But I can not and will not bash anyone who kneels. It is the freedom in which I believe in. I heard something today from a guest on MSNBC and it was spot on. While those who criticize those who kneeled, where the very same people sitting at a bar and most likely did not stand while they heard the National Anthem being played.

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Response to imanamerican63 (Original post)

Mon Sep 25, 2017, 06:14 PM

1. I'd love to see a camera pan the crowd

And show what a lot of people do during the anthem.

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Mon Sep 25, 2017, 06:20 PM

2. You are correct...








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Response to imanamerican63 (Original post)

Mon Sep 25, 2017, 06:24 PM

3. Are there any rules about how we should act when the anthem is played?

From https://government.lawyers.com/national-anthem-faqs.html:

Q: Are there any rules about how we should act when the anthem is played?

A: Actually, there are. They're in the US Code, too.

In general, if the flag is on display - and it almost always is - you're supposed to stand straight, face the flag, and cover your heart with your right hand. Men are supposed to remove their hats - and it's nice when the women do, too - and place it over their hearts.

If the flag isn't being flown, the rules are the same except you face the direction where the music is playing.

If you're in the military, you don't remove your hat, and you salute the flag from the beginning to the end of the song.



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According to the US Code, every sports bar dweller needs to get off their stool and salute the television. I'm betting they don't. And if THEY don't follow the US Code, then the players don't have to either.

(The US Code as it pertains to the flag and anthem must be the most ignored code of conduct in the history of America.)

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