I attended the Sunday night performance at Starlight Theatre, which was preceded by the singing of our national anthem. A growing trend I noticed there is the indifference of many toward the U.S. flag. Is there no longer a respect for our flag, which includes holding one’s hand over one’s heart, facing the flag and paying attention while the anthem is played?
I have observed that a lackadaisical attitude of disrespect has grown. Simple flag etiquette is ignored, and people even talk during the anthem. This disregard for what our flag stands for is also an insult to those men and women, past and present, who have defended our country and honored our flag.
Please, the next time you have the privilege to hear our anthem played and watch our flag fly, think about what our flag signifies, show respect and be grateful to live in the land of the free and the home of the brave.