Posted on Aug 1, 2021
MSgt Allen Chandler
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Weather, you agree with them or not Most of the people taking the knee During the national anthem do it for a reason. What do you say about all the people Who disrespects the national anthem Just because they don't care.
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1stSgt Dennis Berger
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War story time. When I was first sergeant for the 58th Airlift Squadron at Altus AFB my kids, ages 8 and 4, would go to the base pool with their sitter and since it was across the street from the squadron I would go get them and they would come back to my office while unfinished up the day. One day I was trying to get things wrapped when one of. My orderly room troops came in and said, “you’ve got to see this.” She took me outside where my two kids were standing at attention wi tho hands over hearts during retreat. While most folks try to avoid that, mine walked out to honor it. Proud dad.
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Cpl Vic Burk
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1stSgt Dennis Berger You taught them well and inspired what every American should have in them; respect for our flag and country. I salute you for that.
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MSgt Don VandeBogert
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Mine are now 19 and still do that. And always will.

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I would do the same as I expect others would do in my case....nothing. I will do as I wish during the Anthem and others will do as they wish. I live in America and not N.Korea. I did not go to Iraq twice, Afghanistan twice , and Africa once so that we could have compulsory anthem standing.
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Great answer, 1SG. Some of the topics I've seen on here lately are getting real petty about things.
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Um...I wouldn't care. It's literally just a song. The oath we take is to what? Support and defend the Constitution. Not a flag. Not a song. So if I saw that - I honestly wouldn't spend any time worrying about it. There are much, much bigger issues going on in the military and the world than your scenario.
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