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Old 06-01-2010, 09:07 AM
 
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The church we went to on Sunday had a wonderful Memorial Day Service! Color Guard presented the Colors and we sang the National Anthem. However, I did noticed quite a few people in the sanctuary who did not put their hand over their heart while the singing/playing of the National Anthem was done. I always thought that no matter where you are, if you are not in a uniform (military, police, fire), you are suppose to put your hand over your hear during this time. Uniformed people stand at Attention and salute the flag. I was sort of shocked to see so many people not putting their right hand over their heart!! But, then again, in the apt. complex we live in, only ours and one other America Flag was displayed yesterday on Memorial Day. I am a Veteran (Navy) and wife/I always display the flag on Memorial Day, Veterans Day, Flag Day and 4th of July.
Society sure has changed a lot since displaying the flag all over the place after 9/11 and praying. Why has this stopped???
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Old 06-01-2010, 09:20 AM
 
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Diversity is not necessarily a good thing.
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Old 06-01-2010, 12:22 PM
 
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Need some more comments/reasons why.......PLEASE.
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Old 06-01-2010, 12:33 PM
 
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[quote=LoveBoating;14425967]Need some more comments/reasons why.......PLEASE.[/quote]


...you are witnessing the slow but sure disintegration of the love of God, and the love of the country that was founded upon His priciples...it is getting worse as each day passes, and soon we will WAKE UP! only to find ourselves a country without God...a country and its freedoms and liberties lost forever...unfortunately.....but....

...there will be a remnant left...for a little while.
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Old 06-01-2010, 12:37 PM
 
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I'm not aware of such a practice being common among adults, inside or outside of church. Most people I see, myself included, stand up, clasp their hands together and hold them down in the front or keep them to their sides. I don't know if that's considered a breach of etiquette or not, but I don't think it should be seen as a sign of disrespect in any way.
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Old 06-01-2010, 12:42 PM
 
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United States Code, 36 U.S.C. § 301

United States Code: Title 36,301. National anthem | LII / Legal Information Institute

(a) Designation.— The composition consisting of the words and music known as the Star-Spangled Banner is the national anthem.
(b) Conduct During Playing.— During a rendition of the national anthem—
(1) when the flag is displayed—
(A) individuals in uniform should give the military salute at the first note of the anthem and maintain that position until the last note;
(B) members of the Armed Forces and veterans who are present but not in uniform may render the military salute in the manner provided for individuals in uniform; and
(C) all other persons present should face the flag and stand at attention with their right hand over the heart, and men not in uniform, if applicable, should remove their headdress with their right hand and hold it at the left shoulder, the hand being over the heart; and
(2) when the flag is not displayed, all present should face toward the music and act in the same manner they would if the flag were displayed.
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Old 06-01-2010, 01:55 PM
 
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The church we went to on Sunday had a wonderful Memorial Day Service! Color Guard presented the Colors and we sang the National Anthem. However, I did noticed quite a few people in the sanctuary who did not put their hand over their heart while the singing/playing of the National Anthem was done. I always thought that no matter where you are, if you are not in a uniform (military, police, fire), you are suppose to put your hand over your hear during this time. Uniformed people stand at Attention and salute the flag. I was sort of shocked to see so many people not putting their right hand over their heart!! But, then again, in the apt. complex we live in, only ours and one other America Flag was displayed yesterday on Memorial Day. I am a Veteran (Navy) and wife/I always display the flag on Memorial Day, Veterans Day, Flag Day and 4th of July.
Society sure has changed a lot since displaying the flag all over the place after 9/11 and praying. Why has this stopped???

Go and ask the ones who are not doing it and find out their reason, then come back and tell us their answers.
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Old 06-01-2010, 02:33 PM
 
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Glad you put this here. I read this in a website, but in my opinion only, I just don't think people care anymore. They all know what's right, but just don't want to do it.

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United States Code, 36 U.S.C. § 301

United States Code: Title 36,301. National anthem | LII / Legal Information Institute

(a) Designation.— The composition consisting of the words and music known as the Star-Spangled Banner is the national anthem.
(b) Conduct During Playing.— During a rendition of the national anthem—
(1) when the flag is displayed—
(A) individuals in uniform should give the military salute at the first note of the anthem and maintain that position until the last note;
(B) members of the Armed Forces and veterans who are present but not in uniform may render the military salute in the manner provided for individuals in uniform; and
(C) all other persons present should face the flag and stand at attention with their right hand over the heart, and men not in uniform, if applicable, should remove their headdress with their right hand and hold it at the left shoulder, the hand being over the heart; and
(2) when the flag is not displayed, all present should face toward the music and act in the same manner they would if the flag were displayed.
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Old 06-01-2010, 02:40 PM
 
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The response I'd most likely get is......."worry about yourself, not me", "if I don't want to, I don't have to". This is the way a lot of folks respond today. I've seen this happen more than once at a ball game: the National Anthem would start, a guy didn't take off his ball cap and the lady next to him nudged him, say something and he'd take his baseball cap off. What is wrong with American's today, don't know but things weren't this way years ago!

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Go and ask the ones who are not doing it and find out their reason, then come back and tell us their answers.
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Old 06-01-2010, 02:50 PM
 
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The response I'd most likely get is......."worry about yourself, not me", "if I don't want to, I don't have to". This is the way a lot of folks respond today. I've seen this happen more than once at a ball game: the National Anthem would start, a guy didn't take off his ball cap and the lady next to him nudged him, say something and he'd take his baseball cap off. What is wrong with American's today, don't know but things weren't this way years ago!

I am sure there are good and bad ways to ask someone. If your all judgmental, then sure, you'll get the likely responce judgmental people deserve to get.


But if you approach someone with an attitude that indicates you really want to know why, then you might get an answer that is more than "buzz off creep".

Fact is, people make assumptions all the time, then create a problem where none really exists. If you have not really tried to see what it is that people are thinking with understanding, then you can't really say much of anything in a factual way.
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