We think that the reason people don’t know what to do during our National Anthem is because we’re not teaching it. The same is true for flag etiquette, or of awareness at our National Cemeteries, or how to respect veterans. If we don’t show the appropriate behavior, how can we expect future Americans to know it?
It is only through the suffering and sacrifice of the one percent of our citizens – our military – that the other 99 percent of us have the freedom and leisure to celebrate things like “the environment” and “going green.” Why don’t we find a way to honor that sacrifice?
There are 96 Civil War veterans buried at the Mount Moriah cemetery in Philadelphia, PA. Sadly, few would even know that there are graves there at all. The Patriotism Project will be working on this and related projects at Mount Moriah.
Respect for our National Anthem will only continue if we teach it. The Anthem should not only be powerful for those men and women who have risked their lives to defend it, but to all those who love the United States of America.
The Patriotism Project would like to continue and strengthen the respect for our National Anthem, and we believe that broadcasting its playing is an important step.
Those who have honorably served the United States of America should be treated with dignity and respect once they have fallen. The Patriotism Project would like to make sure that this is always the case, and bring attention and remediation to those where it is not.