A Star-Spangled Interruption

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Over the weekend we were at a theme park getting tickets. It was 8:59am and we were next in line to walk up to the window. 9am hit, and with it, the national anthem. The employees all turned towards the flag and everything stopped. Since when do they play the SSB at places like that? I felt sorry for the tourists there who had to endure such things..

Later the same day, at the start of an animal show, the host asked anyone involved with the US military to stand and be recognized. But wait, there’s more! They also wanted everyone associated with any allies to stand (the UK was specifically mentioned). Again, poor tourists.

3:22 pm on September 8, 2010