Is it just me?
Maybe because I was raised in a military family, but it drives me crazy to see most of the people in the crowd didn't have the respect to remove their hats during the Anthem.
"Since people needed them shrimps for shrimp cocktails and BBQ's and all, and we were the only boat left standing... Bubba Gump Shrimp is what they got!"
I only saw a little of it. But at all the CA SX races I go to every year, everyone removes their hats!
Can't wait for this sport to go main stream bro...it'll be great! Good money to all the racers. No circus act floor announcers SCREAMING at the top of his lungs.
Looked like Chickenlicks Raceway during that anthem.. Can't Feld afford a big name singer?
It's so amazing how smooth the cream of the crop make it look after watching practice/qualifying all day.
The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good. ~ Samuel Johnson
Peeps aren't being taught to love this country anymore.
i take my hat off during the national anthem, but only because i dont want people gawking at me like im a POS. i dont really see the big deal. i try to arrive late enough to avoid having to listen to the anthem or any of the lame opening ceremonies
Is this the first year they didn't have a heat right after the anthem. I seem to remember them firing up their engines on the last word of the anthem.
And I take my hat off during the anthem out of respect for our military personnel. . . Those guys are risking their life for our freedom so the least I can do to show them some respect is remove the lid.
If you want to read a good book, read Chris Kyle's "American Sniper". . . you'll learn that taking your hat off means something to our soldiers and leaving it on is a big eff you in their eyes.
I wish religion and politics and military were left out of racing personally. Those things have nothing to do with motor racing, really.
think about it, our flag means freedom so deep that you can burn it if you so desire. A megalithic conundrum to some.
This country has been damn good to me even with its problems
When I went to the Pearl Harbour memorial out over the Arizona it blew me away that me and my mate were the only ones that took our hats off.
i served in the Navy for 20 years, as my father did. My son is presently serving.
the America I served and the freedom it stands for is; one that ensures everyone can live HOWEVER they want. so that they can be free to fart and laugh during a pledge or an anthem if they want...
that is what freedom is, not a bunch of people doing things like society or culture or whatever, attempts to pressure them to do.
hope i didn't miss the point of what freedom is supposed to be.
Our country and its governments are not one and the same. Please don't confuse the antics of Washington DC with our nation as a whole. Removing ones's hat honors the United States, not necessarily the White House or Capitol building.
"You can't resist the louder pull..."
The tradition didn't even start in this country and shows a sign of submission. I ain't no coward! (I do take my hat off depending on the situation).
There was plenty of respect shown in the stands. As mentioned, there are a lot of losers in every crowd.
BTW I thought that she did a great job singing the National Anthem.
It's all about respect, and to earn respect you must also give it.
I'll take my hat off and stand every time the anthem is played.