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10-07-2003, 03:27 AM
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gpearson1968
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Removing Hats

At the local Legion where I grew up, it was a matter of respect that anyone who came in there removed anything that was on their head, men or woman, as a sign of respect for those that had passed on in service to Canada. Problem came when men with turbans were invited to go there. They obviously had spiritual and religous reasons for not removing them. Created quite a stir, and eventually calmer heads prevailed. Especially when it was discovered that these men fought in WWII wearing their turbans instead of helmets.

As for removing head-gear during the anthem, well, I personally prefer that that 'custom' be respected. And, I respect a person's decision not to. Doesn't mean I have to buy him a beer, though.

Cheers,
Geoff.

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