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    Super Member tomilu's Avatar
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    We went to the movies today to see Cars 2. Before it started, they played Johnnie Cash giving his "Tattered Old Flag" poem. Then they played the Mormon Tabernacle Choir singing the Pledge of Allegience while a flag waved. No one stood but my DH and I. I wanted to say to them: My daughter served in the US Navy under that flag and she was buried under that flag. We should all stand for that flag and the Pledge. But I didn't. I should have.
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    Weird that they would do that at a theatre. I've never heard the Pledge of Allegiance sung before.

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    Yes, you should have, and loudly. About the only ones I see standing for the flag at parades are obvious military types and crippled guys who were most likely military. And me, an old lady.

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    I am so sorry for the loss of your wonderful daughter. And I am ashamed that you two were the only ones to stand. I want you to know that if I had been in that theatre I would have stood also.

    Kat

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    A very touching moment to those that serve and especially to your daughter - I would have been proud to stand along side of you and DH!

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    sorry to hear about your daughter, hugs hugs hugs

    Quote Originally Posted by tomilu
    We went to the movies today to see Cars 2. Before it started, they played Johnnie Cash giving his "Tattered Old Flag" poem. Then they played the Mormon Tabernacle Choir singing the Pledge of Allegience while a flag waved. No one stood but my DH and I. I wanted to say to them: My daughter served in the US Navy under that flag and she was buried under that flag. We should all stand for that flag and the Pledge. But I didn't. I should have.
    Tommie

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    This seems to an epedemic. I would have stood by you.

    Thank you for your daughter's service. I am so sorry she didn't make it. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your husband.

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    I am truly sorry about the loss of your daughter. I would like to say that her service is not forgotten and your sacrifice is not either. You will be kept in our prayers. As far as not standing for the Pledge of Allegiance, shame on them. Without the sacrifices made by our military and their families, they have the freedom to attend the movie of their choice. I think that we as Americans just don't appreciate just how good we have it. Many people leave their homelands and families just to come here- we are the land of opportunity. Don't squander it.

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    I so agree. I always stand and put my hand over my heart. To me it simply shows respect. It is all I can do not to choke people who continue to chat or whatever when the National Anthem is played.

    I am so sorry for the loss of your daughter, but do appreciate her service.

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    I probably WOULD have told them to stand!! This drives me nuts. It's like no one appreciates freedom anymore or the service and lost lives like your daughter. Thank you for allowing her to serve our Country!

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