Why you hold your hand over your heart during the National Anthem Ceremony?
In two previous posts, about NFL players kneeling during the flag ceremony, I complained kneeling to be a shameful act for an activist to engage because it instills divisiveness instead of unity for a political cause.
I watched the Bears Packers football opening flag ceremony. The cameras focused on the players and the audience. I noticed that while the players locked arms, some players managed to hold their hand over their hearts. In the audience, some locked arms, some saluted, some held their hands over their hearts.
A blogger brought up a comment that he preferred the players to hold their hands over their hearts and suggested that locking arms was a half-hearted political gesture to appease the football audience who were booing the NFL for allowing players to kneel and not firing them in President Trump’s emotional tweets.
I looked up the history of how the rules came about and was surprised. If interested read this Smithsonian article HERE.
Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it. (Proverb 4:23)
and if the heart is right, so will the actions of men be; they are regulated and denominated by it; they will then spring from right principles, and be directed to right ends, and performed with right views; great care therefore should be taken of the heart, since so much depends upon it, and it is so well known to God the searcher of it. (Excerpt Gils Bible Commentary HERE)
In My Opinion
While Ironically the statement, “In the United States, free speech ‘trumps’ all,” is in the article, a lot of people dislike President Trump.
However, President Trump has free speech”Rights” about the “Rules” of how to be respectful when we address the Flag and National Anthem..
I will hold my hand over my heart when addressing the flag ceremony.
How will you address the flag ceremony now that you are aware of the Rules?
Regards and goodwill blogging.
King Solomon, A Wise Activist HERE
King Solomon, President Trump, Great Unity Negotiator HERE