When I was a lad and we were stationed at Fort Lewis or Fort McPherson, I sure as hell stopped whatever I was doing when Retreat (I think that was it at 1700 hrs) came on. I recall being at the pool and being pushed into the pool by some jackass while doing our best to stand at attention.
On the Navy Base I am on it is 100% required by all, including non american base employees, for both anthems. Maybe not by an particular written rule. required none the less.
Oh really? Whoops. I just keep working. Whaddaya want, I'm just a civilian contractor there for the day. I just assume it's some military thing that I'm ignorant of and nobody will give me grief if I ignore it.
I rarely make my way onto post these days, but it is still an honor to stop what I am doing when there and render the proper respect when there and the timing is correct. Nothing galls me more than to see jackasses driving by everyone else standing outside their vehicles, trying to act oblivious to the matter.
Nothing galls me more than to see jackasses driving by everyone else standing outside their vehicles, trying to act oblivious to the matter.
On Bragg, it's standard for a driver to halt in the lane (there's sufficient room for vehicle to get by, if they guide around....but it highlights the ****heads), if they see the colors going down (or up). Makes some other drivers with poor SA very angry (which makes the rest of us very amused).