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All That For A Flag?

Yes Michelle - For even upon frozen ground our pride for our flag runs white hot.

Tech. Sgt. Sara Bauer and Staff Sgt. Felipe Mendoza help each other place flags above the graves of deceased U.S. military members at the Veterans Memorial Park, Bluffdale, Utah, Nov. 9, 2012. A group of volunteers from Hill Air Force Base helped the Memorial Park's staff place flags by more than 4,300 deceased U.S. military members’ graves. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Tiffany DeNault)




If I may manipulate your headline a degree or two, there's a bit of something stuck in what's left of my craw that is causing me enough grief to abuse my keyboard and your eyes and brains some more.

A while back, I noticed that many of the players in the NFL had affected some type of close-fitting head-gear that they wear under their helmets.  I don't yet know the sartorial name for the thing, but more than some of the many seem much disinclined to remove it during the playing of our National Anthem.  This is obviously more than a disappointment to me personally but it also seems peculiar that a football business that calls itself "National", plays the National Anthem before every game, has no problem swathing its playing fields in American flags, puts those cute little Amercan flag stickers on every one of its players helmets, and has any number of regulations as to what headgear its players can wear and when, allows this discourtesy to continue unabated.

And, in what my dear departed mother used to refer to as "monkey see, monkey do", this affection and its follow on behavior now seem to be permeating the NCAA football teams.

America 3.0

 That's beautiful, Boq.
 Where are the glow belts???