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Ray BevacquaNovember 3, 2017

Well,Herm, Listen up. The playing of the National Anthem at sporting events started during WWI, "While we enjoy this sporting event, let us not forget those who are fighting for us far away." That is why if there is a "Fly-over" it is done in the Missing Man formation to remember those who have died. AND let me add, there might not be a COJCOLDS if it were not for those servicemen. That's why we do it. Hitler or Stalin or Mao would have made short work of the church. Remember why your ancestors came here in the first place.

Mike GriffithOctober 4, 2017

When have the Brethren called for an end to nationalism? I have never heard or read them say any such thing. The fact that we have controversy over something so basic as the National Anthem is just another sign of decay in our civil society. Such a thing would have been viewed as impossible and scandalous by our grandparents and their parents.

Shelley HinchOctober 2, 2017

I’ve never understood why the NA is played at sporting events.

Grandma RosieOctober 2, 2017

Amen!!! This is the way. If everyone knew the heroric story behind this song love of the Flag would increase. https://youtu.be/YaxGNQE5ZLA

Barbara L CampbellOctober 2, 2017

That was inspirational and exactly how we as proud Americans should enjoy the freedom to celebrate this great country given us by our Lord.

Herm OlsenOctober 2, 2017

I've been a patriot all my life. But I can't square 'faux-patriotism' of reverencing the flag above reverencing my God. How do we square the slavish salutes to Americanism with the Brethrens' call for an end to nationalism. Seems like we better follow the prophets, and take no pride in uber-nationalism.

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