Went to the annual Blessing of the Combines in Snow Hill today. Had a fabulous time with family and friends however one thing really bothered me
The affair starts out with a parade of antiques farm equipment, combines, etc.. The parade, naturally, is led by a color guard from the Snow Hill High School JROTC. As the color guard progress down the street 90% of the spectators could not find the energy to get off their butts to stand when the American flag passed by, and an even smaller percentage of men saw fit to remove their caps or salute in any other fashion. I guess old fashioned patriotism or respect for our flag is just not the correct thing to do nowadays.