Everyone sure seems to give a fuck about who the next American idol is though, or which shithead psuedo-celebrity can dance..... but they probably couldn't recite the Pledge of Allegiance with a gun to their head.
Zip isnt even American, and he knows the pledge of allegiance.
My kids WILL know to respect their elders. And WILL have respect for this country that they live in.
Look next time you go to a sporting event. As long as I can remember I stood their with my hand over my heart and removed anything that was on my head, Hat/sunglasses. I always wondered why I was one of the only ones that did this.
Got in the Military and learned the regulations for a Military man in civilian clothes while the anthem is being played.
Place your right hand over your heart, stand with your feet at the attention position and remove your hat.
I continue to do it to this day, and get kind of upset when I see the teenage girls and mid 20 something people of my generation giggling and laughing during it. But I stand proud and support my nation and the ones that died for me to be there.
But thats the thing about America. In order to have freedom your going to be protecting those that dont give a shit.
But when an old man walks up to you in the Airport and shakes your hand and introduces himself by his name. Then says I was a Sergeant in the Marine Corps in WWII, and you see the ring. And he says thanks for serving.
One of the best tho is I was walking in BDU's and had a little brother and sister, im guessing 3 years old, Salute me and say "thank you" In their little voices. It just about brought tears to my eyes, It was really a great gesture and I know those kids will turn out well. It means alot more than a few idiots that dont know shit about their country.