Saturday, October 10, 2009

Don't Understimate Kids

We rip the current generation all the time. So with that in mind, have a look at this story from The News-Enterprise of Hardin County, Kentucky - written by Col. Rick Schwartz.
(B)oth teams turned and faced the flag and stood ready for the national anthem. After a brief pause, the announcer came on and said he had misplaced the CD and that we would just skip the national anthem and get on with the game.

North Hardin broke from its formation and quickly assumed positions on the field. The referees took off at a slow jog to take their positions. Fort Knox didn’t move. Instead, the Eagles all came together in a mass, continued to face the flag, placed their hands over their hearts and started to sing the national anthem.
Powerful stuff. I've seen this happen at various sites, and the protocol had often been for the PA announcer to do the Pledge of Allegiance, or even sing the anthem. Never have I heard of this. Kudos to the Fort Knox players.

However I do have to knock some of people who commented on this. Why do they have to be such dolts? Look, what Fort Knox did was brilliant. With that in mind, why do some have to take a swipe at the North Hardin kids? So they didn't have the foresight to start singing the anthem. Does that make them bad, or worthy of scorn? Please stop. They did the right thing and stood at attention when appropriate. Let it go at that.

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