Skip to comments.Photo of 2 boys standing at attention during the national anthem (July 4)
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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They need some skittles and hoodies...
If Obama had a son....... oh nevermind
Makes me even madder at what Obama is doing to our military. May God bless them.
They’re most probably home schooled.
I almost posted...”if Obama had a son he wouldn’t look like that...lol!!”..but went a different route....
Compare it to this one:
The public school system is busy trying to figure out how this happened..
Sort of rare to have a color picture from 50 years ago.
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.
Wow! Good thing these kids weren’t in school or they’d be suspended for such radical behavior.
God bless these boys and their parents.
Thanks for posting.
0bama had to be taught how Americans show respect for their flag. Biggest fraud ever perpetrated on any country, EVER.
They’re probably Boy Scouts so the leftist, liberal morons would hate them.
Don’t forget the Watermelon Arizona Tea =) To make a complete set.
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.
Fantastic. Great pic.
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.
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).
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)
That’s a great community you have there.
Are you sure this was not a picture in the 80’s? s/
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.
“Sort of rare to have a color picture from 50 years ago.”
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”.
If there is still hope for America it is with young men like this.
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.
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.
In base housing apparently. Children of at least one service member who is raising them right.
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.
Great post! Now lots of people will see this photo and pray for these two boys. Their parents are indeed raising them well.