Monday, May 30, 2011

Stand up for America

Have Americans become lazy. Do they only stand when they are told to at sports games when they say all rise and remove your hats for the Star Spangled Banner. Well, today my mom and I, went to the Roxy to see "Hop". Kudos to the Roxy for playing a special segment of our servicemen raising the flag while our National Anthem played. After a moment my mom and I got up, she said to me, should we be standing, and I said, "of course, it is the National Anthem". But when I turned and look there were only, a half a dozen people (all older) standing with us. The rest (maybe 50 or more people), families mostly, sat on their butts eating popcorn. SHAME ON YOU PARENTS, here is a perfect opportunity to teach your children PATRIOTIC PRIDE!!!.

Today of all days to, when we take time to remember those who have died for our freedom.

United States Code, 36 U.S.C. Section 301, states that during a rendition of the national anthem, when the flag is displayed, all present except those in uniform should stand at attention facing the flag with the right hand over the heart; Members of the Armed Forces and veterans who are present and not in uniform may render the military salute; men not in uniform should remove their headdress with their right hand and hold the headdress at the left shoulder, the hand being over the heart; and individuals in uniform should give the military salute at the first note of the anthem and maintain that position until the last note; and 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. Military law requires all vehicles on the installation to stop when the song is played and all individuals outside to stand at attention and face the direction of the music and either salute, in uniform, or place the right hand over the heart, if out of uniform. Recently enacted law in 2008 allows military veterans to salute out of uniform, as well.

Me - I stand in my living room when the National Anthem is played during the Superbowl.

and that's another day in Catasauqua