February 22, 2010

American Pride

Last night I was watching the Olympics and was just wondering something that maybe you have an answer for. There have been many award ceremonies where our National Anthem is played, and the American medalist standing on the podium doesn't place his/her hand over her heart. I'm kinda amazed. Maybe it's just me, but I would think that at the OLYMPICS, you would be more than willing to show pride for your country. I dunno, maybe that's just the American in me. I seem to notice more that when other country's anthems are played, the medalist is even singing their anthem. WOW. Well anyway, just my thoughts. What do you think?


Jeff & Alisha said...

I think it's weird. I don't know what motivates people to feel that unpatriotic. I know there are a lot of things wrong with our country, but there are a lot of things right with it too, and a place doesn't have to be perfect for you to love and celebrate it.

Kristen said...

I was thinking the same thing the other night! Is it just because the anthem is being played for their medal so they don't consider it the same as when the anthem is played other times? I think if it were me up there my hand would still be over my heart.

Emily and Owen Johnston said...

That is weird and sad. We should be proud to be from The USA! There are a lot of people who would give anything to come and live in America!