Children of Marine Corps Stop Playing to Pay Respect After Hearing Familiar Song
The playground is located at a North Carolina Marine Corps base
An incident where five children were playing in a park, then suddenly stopped and saluted when they heard a familiar song, has gone viral again.
The children ceased playing when they heard a horn for “Taps” play aloud.
The playground is located at a North Carolina Marine Corps base.
“When colors sound this is what happens,” Danielle Tomei Davila, the uploader, writes. “And what SHOULD happen!”
The video struck a chord and has garnered over 4 million views, with many comments on Youtube praising the children.
“You did a fine job raising your children Marine,” one commenter wrote.
“I was stationed there back in 72 and noticed the kids at that time were the same way. You should be very proud of them.”
"These Marine Corps kids were raised right!!!"
"When they heard the retreat begin to play, they did what they were raised to do and stand at attention."
"This is not out disrespectful!! I grew up with a father who was in two wars, and I have a lot of respect for all of our military service personnel.”
A third wrote:
“I was raised as a military dependent. A few years ago, working construction, I had to work a job on base.
"I was embarrassed, to see my boss refusing to stand at attention when the flag was being raised."
"I stood, and even put my hand over my heart (due to the flag being in clear sight).
"He kept on working and even made a joke … I knew that he truly didn’t appreciate his freedom.”
The Soccer teams also stop.
Another video also shows a high school soccer’s girl team responding to when the U.S. national anthem starts, which has also gone viral over the years.
The video is stark contrast tot he women's soccer team who protested the national anthem during the World Cup and refused to put her hand over heart during "The Star-Spangled Banner" — as an apparent "F you" to President Trump.
According to Montana Sports, the anthem is played at 4:30 p.m. as the U.S. flag is lowered.
The Great Falls High and CM Russell teams play just across the street from he Air Force Base.
When the anthem plays, the team stops what they're doing before standing for the anthem.
Footage of the teams standing for the anthem has gone viral over the years, showing both sides and the referee standing for the song.
According to CMR girls coach Willie Pyette, it is a tradition that started several years after he took over the program.
He adds that it is not a political statement.
“I have our team stop, stand at attention and honor the anthem,” Pyette told the website.
“Then we go back to practice. We all stand and show respect.”
He said the tradition would continue.