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Photo of 2 boys standing at attention during the national anthem (July 4)
Facebook ^ | July 4, 2013 | Cindy Flannagan Hendrix

Posted on 07/11/2013 7:12:31 PM PDT by lowbridge

This photo was taken and posted on Facebook by a woman named Cindy Flannagan Hendrix on the facebook group, Submarine wives. Her caption is below the pic:

***I TOOK THIS PHOTO THROUGH THE WINDOW INSIDE MY HOUSE***Felt the need to share this picture I took yesterday. We are currently stationed in Albuquerque NM. These boys got off their bikes at 5pm as colors and the National anthem started. They stood at attention in the direction of the flag and didn't move until it was done. I was most impressed with the removal of their helmets. This made my day seeing this. Their parents are raising a couple of fine little men.

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TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Military/Veterans; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: patriotism; patriots

1 posted on 07/11/2013 7:12:31 PM PDT by lowbridge
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To: lowbridge

Beautiful


2 posted on 07/11/2013 7:14:08 PM PDT by Former MSM Viewer
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To: lowbridge

They need some skittles and hoodies...


3 posted on 07/11/2013 7:19:07 PM PDT by 2banana (My common ground with terrorists - they want to die for islam and we want to kill them)
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To: Former MSM Viewer

If Obama had a son....... oh nevermind


4 posted on 07/11/2013 7:19:18 PM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom)
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To: lowbridge

Makes me even madder at what Obama is doing to our military. May God bless them.


5 posted on 07/11/2013 7:21:14 PM PDT by yellowdoghunter (Proud mommy on homepage....)
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To: lowbridge

They’re most probably home schooled.


6 posted on 07/11/2013 7:21:53 PM PDT by 1_Rain_Drop
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To: al baby

I almost posted...”if Obama had a son he wouldn’t look like that...lol!!”..but went a different route....


7 posted on 07/11/2013 7:22:42 PM PDT by yellowdoghunter (Proud mommy on homepage....)
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To: lowbridge
Inspiring photo.

Compare it to this one:


8 posted on 07/11/2013 7:27:34 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: lowbridge

The public school system is busy trying to figure out how this happened..


9 posted on 07/11/2013 7:28:14 PM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: lowbridge

Sort of rare to have a color picture from 50 years ago.


10 posted on 07/11/2013 7:28:30 PM PDT by Telepathic Intruder (The only thing the Left has learned from the failures of socialism is not to call it that)
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To: lowbridge

the kids on base where we were stationed were taught to do this as well, the older kids setting the example for the younger ones.


11 posted on 07/11/2013 7:28:39 PM PDT by twyn1
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To: lowbridge

Wow! Good thing these kids weren’t in school or they’d be suspended for such radical behavior.


12 posted on 07/11/2013 7:28:50 PM PDT by Zack Attack
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To: lowbridge

God bless these boys and their parents.

Thanks for posting.


13 posted on 07/11/2013 7:29:21 PM PDT by jazusamo ("I am so old that I can remember when most of the people promoting race hate were white." T. Sowell)
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To: Cicero

0bama had to be taught how Americans show respect for their flag. Biggest fraud ever perpetrated on any country, EVER.


14 posted on 07/11/2013 7:30:00 PM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: lowbridge

They’re probably Boy Scouts so the leftist, liberal morons would hate them.


15 posted on 07/11/2013 7:31:30 PM PDT by Bullish (Psalm 46)
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To: 2banana

Don’t forget the Watermelon Arizona Tea =) To make a complete set.


16 posted on 07/11/2013 7:32:03 PM PDT by Patriot Babe
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To: 2banana

NO! these kids are old school! They need baseballs, bats and gloves, they need Beanie and Cecil propeller caps, they need to be admitted to the America that was and that we all hope will be again.


17 posted on 07/11/2013 7:32:51 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: lowbridge

Fantastic. Great pic.


18 posted on 07/11/2013 7:34:40 PM PDT by mykroar (China and Russia are playing chess while Obamas's playing 52 card pick-up.)
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To: lowbridge
There is hope.
19 posted on 07/11/2013 7:37:16 PM PDT by Baynative (Lord, keep your arm around my shoulder and your hand over my mouth.)
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To: lowbridge

I really love that at our community swimming pool, the flag is raised and the anthem is played at noon every day, and everyone stands and salutes/covers her heart/is silent. I’ve never seen anyone be disrespectful, even children, though I know not everyone is conservative.

I wonder how many more years it will happen, til some atheist/queer/commie member moves in and complains that his “civil rights” are being violated.


20 posted on 07/11/2013 7:37:56 PM PDT by workerbee (The President of the United States is DOMESTIC ENEMY #1)
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To: lowbridge

Well, the boys have their backs turned so they couldn’t easily be identified for corrective action by local Democrats.

Fortunately the Albuquerque mayor is a Republican, so it is not likely he’d allow the sheriff to swear out arrest warrants on the boys (for the crime of possibly making “progressive” elements in the community uncomfortable).


21 posted on 07/11/2013 7:38:47 PM PDT by House Atreides ( D)
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To: lowbridge
That is a great picture and a better story.

I was most impressed with the removal of their helmets.

Too bad they didn't know the day when there wasn't such government oppression when they could ride their bikes without their helmets.

Take that with a grain of salt. There weren't any helmets for bike riding when I was kid. Helmets were just coming in "fashion" for hockey. I played hockey on a pond, without parents or adults, and without a helmet when I was kid. It is amazing that I survived. (major sarcasm tag)

22 posted on 07/11/2013 7:39:36 PM PDT by ConservativeInPA (.Molon Labe - shall not be questioned)
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To: workerbee

That’s a great community you have there.


23 posted on 07/11/2013 7:41:06 PM PDT by max americana (fired liberals in our company after the election, & laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: lowbridge

Are you sure this was not a picture in the 80’s? s/


24 posted on 07/11/2013 7:41:36 PM PDT by max americana (fired liberals in our company after the election, & laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: Cicero
Well come on, it's the wrong flag. If you want him to salute you have to raise this one......


25 posted on 07/11/2013 7:43:40 PM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Someday our schools will teach the difference between "lose" and "loose")
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To: max americana

Up until last year, our public elementary school had a huge banner in the lobby that read “In God We Trust”. I live in Maryland, so I can tell you that this is no small thing.

Of course... that was “up til last year.” I don’t know why it was taken down, and I admit, I didn’t pursue asking.


26 posted on 07/11/2013 7:45:32 PM PDT by workerbee (The President of the United States is DOMESTIC ENEMY #1)
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To: lowbridge




GOD BLESS AND PROTECT OUR TROOPS AND OUR BELOVED NATION!



The Star Spangled Banner – Verse Four
(Click)


Oh! thus be it ever, when freemen shall stand
Between their loved home and the war's desolation!
Blest with victory and peace, may the heav'n rescued land
Praise the Power that hath made and preserved us a nation.
Then conquer we must, when our cause it is just,
And this be our motto: "In God is our trust."
And the star-spangled banner in triumph shall wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave!

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"Riamh nár dhruid ó sbairn lann!"

Genuflectimus non ad principem sed ad Principem Pacis!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

27 posted on 07/11/2013 7:47:25 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: Telepathic Intruder

“Sort of rare to have a color picture from 50 years ago.”

Ouch.


28 posted on 07/11/2013 7:51:30 PM PDT by CrazyIvan (I'm so conservative I won't even wear progressive bifocals.)
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To: lowbridge
A submarine wife stationed in Albuquerque NM?

Damn those Navy detailers. :-)
29 posted on 07/11/2013 7:51:48 PM PDT by Thrownatbirth (.....Iraq Invasion fan since '91.)
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To: ConorMacNessa

What a thing to see...when some healthy people will not stop talking and even stop walking during the anthem.

What an effort this must have taken to “stand”.


30 posted on 07/11/2013 7:57:48 PM PDT by 3D-JOY
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To: lowbridge

If there is still hope for America it is with young men like this.


31 posted on 07/11/2013 8:14:55 PM PDT by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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To: lowbridge

I stopped, looked, copied and looked again. Don’t understand the “submarine wife” or even if this is on base.

This is the United States I remember. It is why I so much enjoy visiting my children on base. I’ve often made it a point to be walking about for evening colors just to see something familiar like this again.

Growing up on base can be a wonderful thing but you certainly feel like a true outsider when you leave that sheltered and patriotic environment. I expect this will change soon and terribly as well.


32 posted on 07/11/2013 8:16:11 PM PDT by Sequoyah101
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To: lowbridge

other than jumping out of airplanes, the best part of jump school was evening colors. i presume everyone on base still stops and gets out of their car for eveming colors. and woe be the soldier caught trying to duck inside a building and seen by a senior nco.


33 posted on 07/11/2013 8:33:59 PM PDT by bravo whiskey (We should not fear our government. Our government should fear us.)
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To: lowbridge

In base housing apparently. Children of at least one service member who is raising them right.


34 posted on 07/11/2013 10:43:39 PM PDT by Washi (PUSH BACK! Encourage your legislators to introduce pro-second amendment legislation.)
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To: Cicero

35 posted on 07/12/2013 2:42:15 AM PDT by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: lowbridge

Sounds like they have parents who have endeavored to raise them boys in the way they should go.I pray the public education system and peer pressure by the MTV crowd —the natural mans inclination to rebellion will not diminish the love and respect they manifest in this photo.


36 posted on 07/12/2013 4:51:32 AM PDT by StonyBurk (ring)
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To: lowbridge

Great post! Now lots of people will see this photo and pray for these two boys. Their parents are indeed raising them well.


37 posted on 07/12/2013 10:53:32 AM PDT by Nea Wood (When life gets too hard to stand, kneel.)
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