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Would you? (Edited 01/28/11 08:43PM by sports_schmorts)
Stand up to someone talking bad about our troops/military? Would you stand and sing the national anthem if you were somewhere random and it came on.

How do you show your patriotism?
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#3 | 1367 days ago

I have and I do.....I'm not much for caring what people think of me, if you don't pay my bills, then you really have no say over anything I do. I was at the Roadhouse a few months back, and the race was getting ready to start, here comes the National Anthem, and me and the boys stood and sang, got a few patrons to join in and some to take their hats off, it only takes one brave (crazy soul) to let everyone know it's ok....as for supporting the troops, every chance I get....men and women, complete strangers, serving and sometimes dying for my freedoms...makes you think.....God Bless them and bring them home safe....
Yes  
  
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#1 | 1367 days ago

Yes i would like to think i would do all that, but you never know what the circumstances may be and i would coward away from doing it.  I surely hope i wouldn't.
Yes  
#2 | 1367 days ago

As a former airborne solider (almost made it through Ranger school, but i tore my ACL), you bet i would.
Yes  
#3 | 1367 days ago

I have and I do.....I'm not much for caring what people think of me, if you don't pay my bills, then you really have no say over anything I do. I was at the Roadhouse a few months back, and the race was getting ready to start, here comes the National Anthem, and me and the boys stood and sang, got a few patrons to join in and some to take their hats off, it only takes one brave (crazy soul) to let everyone know it's ok....as for supporting the troops, every chance I get....men and women, complete strangers, serving and sometimes dying for my freedoms...makes you think.....God Bless them and bring them home safe....
Yes  
#4 | 1367 days ago

OOOOOOOOOOH HELL YEA !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!.............U.S.A. FOREVER !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
#5 | 1367 days ago
John_Daly (+)

Everytime I hear someone bash this country or our government I tell them to move out. If you dont like it here then leave, go live with Johnny Depp or Jessie Ventura. I only sing the National Anthem at sporting events. I ALWAYS remove my cap and put my right hand over my heart. 
#6 | 1367 days ago

Defend our soldiers, Hell yeah,  Our Country?  Hell Yeah!  Our Government? --Not today, too angry-. Another home town kid lost down the economic poop shoot of war. This kid should
be celebrating his 20th birthday on the 26th.
Thanks to all the soldiers who give their service
and lives for our country.
   RIP Marine Lance Corporal Jose Hernandez Family members lay flowers and touch the casket of Marine Lance Cpl. Jose A. Hernandez as he is laid to rest at Roselawn Cemetery on Thursday, December 23, 2010.

Yes  
#7 | 1367 days ago

I love our country, support the troops any way I can (I refuse to allow what happened to those coming home from Vietnam to happen again)---------------------but I also feel that being patriotic is standing up for those not being represented in our country.  I don't believe that in order to prove your love for your country you have to agree with all that is going on-------and I'm not any less patriotic than the next if I voice my opinion----and it's negative.
Yes  
#8 | 1367 days ago

kteacher wrote:
I love our country, support the troops any way I can (I refuse to allow what happened to those coming home from Vietnam to happen again)---------------------but I also feel that being patriotic is standing up for those not being represented in our country.  I don't believe that in order to prove your love for your country you have to agree with all that is going on-------and I'm not any less patriotic than the next if I voice my opinion----and it's negative.

Yes  
#9 | 1367 days ago
ferrinhite (+)

Depends on the person and the situation and the subject of the bad-talk and my judgment of the person's motives. I've been in that situation plenty of times. Usually the best way to "stand up" is to maintain a quiet dignity and wait for the subject to change, realizing that someday, should the s@*! hit the fan, that same person will be crying out for help from a formerly despised GI.
#10 | 1367 days ago
NorseHeathen (+)

I have, do, and will always support those who serve to defend our freedom.  Which is why I endeavor to keep abreast of the use of our military and hold our government responsible and accountable for any call that puts our troops in harms way.
#11 | 1367 days ago

No One needs to hear me sing.

But I do support our Troops. My dad is a Marine Corp Vet and my brother served in Desert Storm.
#12 | 1365 days ago

(Edited by blondie45044)
I would sing all by myself for my country, as long as everyone had ear plugs! Or if they did not, my country is important and the men and woman who are fighting now, the men and woman that have fought and given life and limb is why America is what we are today still free! They are proud and stand up for me hell yea anytime anywhere and forever! 

"While the storm clouds gather far across the sea,
Let us swear allegiance to a land that's free,
Let us all be grateful for a land so fair,
As we raise our voices in a solemn prayer. "

God Bless America,
Land that I love.
Stand beside her, and guide her
Thru the night with a light from above.
From the mountains, to the prairies,
To the oceans, white with foam
God bless America, My home sweet home.

Yes  
#13 | 1363 days ago

 I have and I do.  I do my share as a lawful citizen, and I do give my share in support to all those present and past freedom fighters who have sacrificed their lives for love of our country.
#14 | 1362 days ago

As a vet myself I know what its like to see combat. There is no racial barriers when it comes to having bullets fired at you, every man protects each other and civilians take us for granted. Remeber, there is no longer a draft, we VOLUNTEER to serve our country.
#15 | 1362 days ago

Texas_Fight wrote:
As a former airborne solider (almost made it through Ranger school, but i tore my ACL), you bet i would.
25th Signal Battalion in da house!!!!!!
#16 | 1362 days ago

alainpeartree wrote:
25th Signal Battalion in da house!!!!!!
101st Airborne, Screaming Eagles!!! HOOAH!!!
Yes  
#17 | 1362 days ago

All depends on one's view of talking bad about our military.  There's nothing wrong with criticism of the military, however the sacrafice these men and women make should never be criticized.
#18 | 1362 days ago

 Was sent this video, thought I'd share it. 
Yes  
#19 | 1362 days ago

Texas_Fight wrote:
101st Airborne, Screaming Eagles!!! HOOAH!!!
ahhhh Ft.Riley - thought you got your wings at Bragg
#20 | 1362 days ago
NorseHeathen (+)

kantwistaye wrote:
All depends on one's view of talking bad about our military.  There's nothing wrong with criticism of the military, however the sacrafice these men and women make should never be criticized.
There is an element of truth to that to be sure, but the question is of what the factors are.  The fact is, most of the complaints directed at the military can be re-directed at the political mechanism that directs such.
#21 | 1362 days ago

NorseHeathen wrote:
There is an element of truth to that to be sure, but the question is of what the factors are.  The fact is, most of the complaints directed at the military can be re-directed at the political mechanism that directs such.
Very true. Of which, we theoretically have control of, but tend to not care enough to do so.
#22 | 1362 days ago

alainpeartree wrote:
ahhhh Ft.Riley - thought you got your wings at Bragg

Got them at Ft. Benning, thats where the airbone school is. Then got sent to Campbell from there!

Yes  
#23 | 1362 days ago
NorseHeathen (+)

kantwistaye wrote:
Very true. Of which, we theoretically have control of, but tend to not care enough to do so.
Agreed, which is why we as a citizenry need to remain vigilant with regard to their deployment into a combat zone.  On the civilian front, military members are face the same social and organizational challenges as any other group--the organization is also comprised of human beings which means that not everyone in the military is perfect.  I know we did our best to get rid of the 'dirt-bags' when I was in; I'm sure they do now as well.  Even so, there will always be those who will dishonour the uniform that so many wear with distinction.  In that regard, it is important to separate the individual from the group. 
#24 | 1362 days ago

Texas_Fight wrote:

Got them at Ft. Benning, thats where the airbone school is. Then got sent to Campbell from there!

I thought the big red 1 was in Ft. Riley- so long ago, but its all the same - once an Infantry Man - alwlays an Infantry Man
I did time with the 2nd(Korea) 4th(Carson) and 25th(Lewis)
#25 | 1362 days ago

alainpeartree wrote:
I thought the big red 1 was in Ft. Riley- so long ago, but its all the same - once an Infantry Man - alwlays an Infantry Man
I did time with the 2nd(Korea) 4th(Carson) and 25th(Lewis)
I did time in Korea also, 2nd ID also, Up in Munsun
Yes  
#26 | 1362 days ago

I have and absolutely will. My ex and I were stationed near Landstuhl, Germany.  Took a trip to Heidelberg castle one day only to see a local draping a soiled American flag around him and dropping it in puddles and mud as he walked.  We LOST IT!!!!  For someone to disgrace those who have been in their country since World War II protecting their freedom is nothing short of sick.  My ex was arrested and dtained by the Polizei but released shortly thereafter.  People live and die everyday for our flag and we don't put up with disrespect.  Nuf said.
Yes  
#27 | 1362 days ago
NorseHeathen (+)

phillysportchik wrote:
I have and absolutely will. My ex and I were stationed near Landstuhl, Germany.  Took a trip to Heidelberg castle one day only to see a local draping a soiled American flag around him and dropping it in puddles and mud as he walked.  We LOST IT!!!!  For someone to disgrace those who have been in their country since World War II protecting their freedom is nothing short of sick.  My ex was arrested and dtained by the Polizei but released shortly thereafter.  People live and die everyday for our flag and we don't put up with disrespect.  Nuf said.
BRAVO!!!!
#28 | 1361 days ago

Texas_Fight wrote:
I did time in Korea also, 2nd ID also, Up in Munsun
messing with with Camp Casey made me re-think my military career
#29 | 1338 days ago

I live across the street from a minor league training team baseball field for the KC Royals, And it's the same people that make sure they show up after the National Anthem is over and yet they still try to get the closest parking spots. I have watched this for 21 years

Yes  

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