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  • Mclain during medal ceremony

    Maybe it's just me being a fussy old woman, but I'm very patriotic.

    In all the pictures I've seen, Mclain is the only one without his hand over his heart during the National Anthem.

    I didn't get to see the actual ceremony - did anyone notice?

    Anyone close enough to him to give him a little lesson on proper behavior during the National Anthem?
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    That signifies what exactly?
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    • #3
      He's a communist.
      Heard he kicks small puppies too, esp the cute ones.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by MyGiantPony View Post
        Maybe it's just me being a fussy old woman, but I'm very patriotic.

        In all the pictures I've seen, Mclain is the only one without his hand over his heart during the National Anthem.

        I didn't get to see the actual ceremony - did anyone notice?

        Anyone close enough to him to give him a little lesson on proper behavior during the National Anthem?

        You put your hand over your heart for the pledge of allegiance not the national anthem at least when I was growing up that was the case. I think politics has changed that because you are unpatriotic and a terrorist if you don't...LOL
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        • #5
          Originally posted by MyGiantPony View Post
          Maybe it's just me being a fussy old woman, but I'm very patriotic.

          In all the pictures I've seen, Mclain is the only one without his hand over his heart during the National Anthem.

          I didn't get to see the actual ceremony - did anyone notice?

          Anyone close enough to him to give him a little lesson on proper behavior during the National Anthem?
          Have watched many medal ceremonies. No other country besides the US puts their hand on their heart. And a lot of the US doesn't either. Doesn't make a person any less patriotic.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Drvmb1ggl3 View Post
            He's a communist.
            Heard he kicks small puppies too, esp the cute ones.
            ROFL!!!!! That's a good one!

            Basically all it means is that he is not smart enough to know that practically everyone in America puts their hand over their heart anytime the national anthem is played.

            Its a "patriotic" thing to do.
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            • #7
              Not everyone does the heart over hand thing anymore. It's fallen out of fashion I guess, though I believe there is actually a Federal law on the books that makes it mandatory. Don't know if it's ever been enforced though.
              Thus do we growl that our big toes have, at this moment, been thrown up from below!

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              • #8
                Originally posted by ridgeback View Post
                You put your hand over your heart for the pledge of allegiance not the national anthem.
                THANK YOU! It always amazes me that not only do people not know this, but they get in such a huff when people actually do the correct thing!

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                • #9
                  I don't put my hand over my heart for the anthem either.

                  Honestly, this strikes me as kind of a non-issue... I was certainly never taught to do that (even with veterans in the family who took me to my first baseball games).

                  And searching for the "real" ettiquette of the anthem shows varied results. There's no hard and fast rule. Everything from outright saluting, to singing along, to keeping quiet, to hand over heart, to hands clasped in front or behind, seems to be "correct" according to different sources.
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                  • #10
                    You know what worries me more than someone without their hand over their heart during the National Anthem? The person with their hand over their heart but the blank stare in their eyes, like they are thinking of what to cook for dinner or what to wear to work tomorrow.

                    It's like that crap with the flag pin. My pin is bigger than yours, so I'm the better American.... yeah right.

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                    • #11
                      Ah. Here is the law...


                      United States Code, 36 USC Sec. 301, states that during the playing of "The Star Spangled Banner" (United States National Anthem) when the flag is displayed, everyone except those in uniform should stand at attention while facing the flag with their right hand over their heart. Those in attendance who are not in uniform should remove any head wear with their right hand and hold it at their left shoulder, with their right hand held over their heart. Individuals in uniform should show the military salute during the first note of the anthem and stay in this position until the last note. If the flag is not displayed, people in attendance should face the music and respond as if the flag were present.
                      Thus do we growl that our big toes have, at this moment, been thrown up from below!

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                      • #12
                        I thought the hand over the heart was for the Pledge of Allegence like in school.but what the hell do I know?
                        Luv2Jump
                        I am a NY'er like McClain - maybe we were not trained right??
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                        • #13
                          I don't think it's a law I've never seen anyone arrested for not doing it.. When I was a child that was not the case... WHO FRIGGEN CARES WE WOULDN'T HAVE THE GOLD IF IT WASN'T FOR MCLAIN...
                          Only an American would complain about something like this...BIG SIGH
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                          • #14
                            IIRC, the only hard and fast rule anymore is for men to remove their hats.
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                            • #15
                              I heard he once shot a man in Reno just to watch him die.

                              Oh, wait.

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                              • #16
                                Originally posted by seeuatx View Post

                                It's like that crap with the flag pin. My pin is bigger than yours, so I'm the better American.... yeah right.
                                I've got a 6'x 9' flag pin, beat that. It's got wheels and a hitch on it. Bought an F350 just to haul it around.

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                                • #17
                                  You mean - there's a LAW that says you have to?

                                  Land of the free eh?
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                                  • #18
                                    So you win the gold. However this tremendous achievment has been marred for you because someone did not put their hand on thier heart for the ceremonies. Cut the guy some slack have you ever forgot something in the moment? Nice win, don't sweat the small stuff.
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                                    • #19
                                      Originally posted by LexInVA View Post
                                      Ah. Here is the law...


                                      United States Code, 36 USC Sec. 301, states that during the playing of "The Star Spangled Banner" (United States National Anthem) when the flag is displayed, everyone except those in uniform should stand at attention while facing the flag with their right hand over their heart. Those in attendance who are not in uniform should remove any head wear with their right hand and hold it at their left shoulder, with their right hand held over their heart. Individuals in uniform should show the military salute during the first note of the anthem and stay in this position until the last note. If the flag is not displayed, people in attendance should face the music and respond as if the flag were present.
                                      Damn straight brother!! They should deport his commie loving ass to someplace like China..... errr, wait a a minute.

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                                      • #20
                                        Originally posted by LexInVA View Post
                                        Ah. Here is the law...
                                        But US law does not extend extra-territorially. When in Hong Kong, this law does not apply!

                                        (and yes I know the real issue being discussed is not strictly legal, but still something to think about)
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