Whenever I hear the Star Spangled Banner I get chills. It's been like that for me for decades.
The coaches comments were instructive. They gave meaning to what the American Flag stands for. The proof is partially revealed with the veterans, men and woman, present who served our country. It does not matter whether they saw combat or not. Those service members present also represent those who serve now and who served in some capacity or role in the past. Each of them knows the meaning of patriotism and giving of oneself. Each has earned the right to be respected and honored for their duty and service to our country.
It was wonderful to hear the coaches words. Thanks for posting the link. ********
BTW, veterans may hold their right hand over their heart or hold a military salute during the playing of the Star Spangled Banner. All civilians should remove their caps when it is played and place their right hand over their heart; veterans wearing hats (cover) may keep them on provided they render and hold the military salute. Most people may not know this etiquette.
One other thing--on a personal note. Our American flag flies daily at my residence in honor of my military brethren, past, present and future. US of A all the way.
Lt Col Bill Boyle (USAF Retired)
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That's what I thought too Bill. I've seen many videos that seemed to only try to get people all mushy feeling,but this one had a point. I suspect the coach did this in light of the BS that started this year with athletes sitting or taking a knee during the National Anthem. I was at a local car show this past fall where they played the Anthem at noon. I had a group of guys standing about 20' in front of me. I said out loud to "Please take you hats off",some did,but some gave me dirty looks.
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