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Old 09-12-2008, 11:14 PM
 
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My family and I went to our first high school football game-go Boerne Champion chargers! When the band played the national anthem-everyone sang!!! I couldn't believe it! Another reason to love San Antonio/Boerne!
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Old 09-12-2008, 11:51 PM
 
Location: South Central Texas
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We love our Country, our State, and our City!!

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Old 09-13-2008, 12:16 AM
 
Location: San Antonio
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You'd be disappointed at Missions games then. My husband and I are usually the only ones singing the anthem in the stands. The players often sing, which I think is completely sweet. But the fans? Not so much.

In fact (now that I'm on this tear), I'm often completely horrified that people let their kids eat, talk, talk on their cell phone, etc., etc., ad nauseum, while the anthem is being played/sung. Does it KILL people to stand up straight for a few minutes, with their hand over their heart and their hat off?
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Old 09-13-2008, 12:22 AM
 
Location: Funky Town
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But we do love "OUR" High School football!!!!
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Old 09-13-2008, 12:24 PM
 
Location: San Diego, CA
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You'd be disappointed at Missions games then. My husband and I are usually the only ones singing the anthem in the stands. The players often sing, which I think is completely sweet. But the fans? Not so much.

In fact (now that I'm on this tear), I'm often completely horrified that people let their kids eat, talk, talk on their cell phone, etc., etc., ad nauseum, while the anthem is being played/sung. Does it KILL people to stand up straight for a few minutes, with their hand over their heart and their hat off?
I know what you mean! When we've gone to sporting events and people around us continue with activity as the national anthem is played/sung, my SO, who is retired military, will say something. I don't know if it's out of shock that someone said something to them or because they've realized what they're doing, but they do stop and pay respect. I'm amazed that SO never gotten punched out for being so outspoken! *lol*
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Old 09-13-2008, 01:40 PM
 
Location: West Creek
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You'd be disappointed at Missions games then. My husband and I are usually the only ones singing the anthem in the stands. The players often sing, which I think is completely sweet. But the fans? Not so much.

In fact (now that I'm on this tear), I'm often completely horrified that people let their kids eat, talk, talk on their cell phone, etc., etc., ad nauseum, while the anthem is being played/sung. Does it KILL people to stand up straight for a few minutes, with their hand over their heart and their hat off?
Freedom of Expression. Come on honestly today's youth coud care less. Ive noticed that patriotism has been declining year after year. Could it be the Economy that because of it people think its okay to much, yap, and play while listening to the anthem? Or the way we are headed as a country?
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Old 09-13-2008, 02:01 PM
 
Location: San Diego, CA
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Freedom of Expression. Come on honestly today's youth coud care less. Ive noticed that patriotism has been declining year after year. Could it be the Economy that because of it people think its okay to much, yap, and play while listening to the anthem? Or the way we are headed as a country?
Freedom of expression is one reason why more respect to this country should be given.

So because the economy is jacked up gives people an excuse to be disrespectful? Behavior like this is just disrespect, plain and simple.
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Old 09-13-2008, 03:30 PM
 
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You'd be disappointed at Missions games then. My husband and I are usually the only ones singing the anthem in the stands. The players often sing, which I think is completely sweet. But the fans? Not so much.

In fact (now that I'm on this tear), I'm often completely horrified that people let their kids eat, talk, talk on their cell phone, etc., etc., ad nauseum, while the anthem is being played/sung. Does it KILL people to stand up straight for a few minutes, with their hand over their heart and their hat off?
Horrified? Just because they don't sing during the national anthem doesn't mean they don't appreciate their country. I think having to say the pledge everyday in school is enough to get the point. I don't say the pledge because I figure it's a pointless waste of time. Freedom of expression. I don't even care about it anymore, and I find the Texas pledge especially ridiculous ever since they added "Under God" to it a year ago.
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Old 09-13-2008, 10:25 PM
 
Location: San Diego, CA
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Horrified? Just because they don't sing during the national anthem doesn't mean they don't appreciate their country. I think having to say the pledge everyday in school is enough to get the point. I don't say the pledge because I figure it's a pointless waste of time. Freedom of expression. I don't even care about it anymore, and I find the Texas pledge especially ridiculous ever since they added "Under God" to it a year ago.
It's not the fact that they don't sing so much as the fact that they continue on with their activity. It's disrespectful and downright rude to those around who are showing respect.

I'm sure you would be the first to complain, if you went to a movie and people around you were talking and carrying on as if what you were doing didn't matter. It the bigger scheme of things it may not matter, but at that particular point in time, it matters to you!
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Old 09-14-2008, 12:17 AM
 
Location: Dallas TX & AL Gulf Coast
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Helloooo... can ???anyone??? remember what exactly the topic of this thread was???

Probably not, as it seems that derail... derail... derail... is the theme of most of these threads lately... and that needs to cease immediately, folks!

Just as a reminder... THIS is the topic of this thread:

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My family and I went to our first high school football game-go Boerne Champion chargers! When the band played the national anthem-everyone sang!!! I couldn't believe it! Another reason to love San Antonio/Boerne!
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