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04-05-2012, 09:52 AM
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Originally Posted by Tawnos View Post
People can be patriotic however they want, so I don't really think of this as a big deal. However, to the OP: putting your hand over your heart during the anthem isn't actually appropriate. Your hand goes over your heart when you're swearing an oath or making a pledge, which you are not doing during the anthem. Technically, the appropriate thing during the anthem is to stand at attention. Like I said, it's not a big deal and just something people don't tend to think about. And like I said, since people find their own ways to be patriotic, I think of the cheering during the anthem the same way. It's not technically appropriate, but it is patriotic and that's what matters.

As for Boyle and McDonagh, good for them. I'm sure a bunch of the other Americans do similar things on the Rangers. This is a very American group. We have an equal number of Americans as Canadians in the lineup, which is rare.
Are you really going to go there? Since when it is not okay for people to do things there own way? (if it wasn't truly a big deal, you would not have wrote the paragraph and brought it up)

That being said I think it shows the amount of respect that those two have for their country and I for one am happy as hell to see it.

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