4th of July

By Dwayne Clark, CEO on July 12, 2008 9:48 AM

I was at a baseball game last week, the week of the 4th of July. As the National Anthem played I put my hand over my heart and mouthed the words silently. I scanned the crowd and noticed several young people who had their hats on and several more who were horse playing and shoving each other.

I have never thought of myself as an old guy who is a staunch patriot but I feel we have lost respect for what that song means. At a time when our country is at war, (doesn’t matter if you agree with our current war or not) and people are losing their lives so that we can sing this song in freedom, we should be respectful of it.

This song is being sung as a constant reminder that we are living in a free country and many have sacrificed so that we can pay respect for that flag and our country. It saddens me that we have lost this in America, we have to once again be proud and stand tall.

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