On Friday night, the incredible Brentwood Community Band played “The Star Spangled Banner” as the first number.
How very sad it was for us Americans who feel such pride and emotion when we hear our country’s anthem. We’re older Americans and we stand up and put our hand on our heart. None – literally none – of the young people or their parents showed any respect to our flag. They sat on the ground. They have not taught their children about the traditions.
We got all choked up, with tears running down our faces, to hear that song pledging our allegiance and our love to our country. To look around and see others just sitting on the ground talking and paying no respect is heartbreaking.
C. Adams, Brentwood