Posted on Feb 28, 2014
SFC James Rigdon
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MSgt Section Chief, Facility Maintenance
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My wife is not a citizen and still stops and places her hand over her heart for the National anthem whether at a ceremony or during retreat. She's more patriotic than some actual citizens.
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SFC Mark Merino
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Same here.
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SFC Rollie Hubbard
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I would say yes they should stop and place their hand over the heart.
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Anyone on post or on base is a guest of the United States Armed Forces. Just as when you are a guest in someone's home, you honor and follow their traditions, so should any guest on a military installation. It's not only about respect to the nation. It's about respect and honor to those who's home you are a guest in.
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I believe everyone should stop if on the installation(you dont have to salute). In Korea, if you go to the movies they play there national anthem and you will get in trouble if you do not stand. Its about respect. If you have a dependant who is non US you should fill them in on respect if they dont know.
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SSG Robert Blum
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SSG Graves, I am with you, My spouse is a US Citizen by birth, but she wasn't an Army Brat, so she just didn't know why every morning at 0630 when we lived in the Historic Red Bricks right next to Building 1 on Fort Bliss, that the cannons fired, and the music played. I explained it to her and she understands now, and she will stop and place her hand on her heart during flag calls. But regardless of my believes, there is no one that can Force her to do it if she decided that she did not want to.
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In my opinion everybody should stop for retreat. Being a naturalized citizen myself, I make sure if I am outside I stop what I am doing and pay my respect.
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