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Been seeing alot of Rebel Flags
« on: July 11, 2015, 11:24:51 PM »
 ;   Anybody ever hear of the National Anthem. .being played before a Disc Golf Tournament Begins...?

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Re: Been seeing alot of Rebel Flags
« Reply #1 on: July 11, 2015, 11:58:14 PM »
No, and I would not like to see it start happening.
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Re: Been seeing alot of Rebel Flags
« Reply #2 on: July 12, 2015, 07:48:18 AM »
I tried it at the 2014 KCWO. It was interesting :).
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« Reply #3 on: July 12, 2015, 08:19:21 AM »
Why not Nova?
It would be a waste of the competitors' time when they are busy getting ready to play, a waste of the TD's already-limited time and resources, and pointless. What does a show of nationalism accomplish at a disc golf tournament?
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Re: Been seeing alot of Rebel Flags
« Reply #4 on: July 12, 2015, 08:40:17 AM »
I witnessed the national anthem played at Sharks in the Water. Crazy John played trumpet. I thought it was a nice touch and have asked several times why not play it.
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Re: Been seeing alot of Rebel Flags
« Reply #5 on: July 12, 2015, 08:41:03 AM »
Let's turn it around: why should the US National Anthem be played before a disc golf tournament?
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Re: Been seeing alot of Rebel Flags
« Reply #6 on: July 12, 2015, 08:46:28 AM »
How many sporting events don't play it??
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Re: Been seeing alot of Rebel Flags
« Reply #7 on: July 12, 2015, 08:49:05 AM »
That sounds like NASCAR
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Re: Been seeing alot of Rebel Flags
« Reply #8 on: July 12, 2015, 08:54:10 AM »
A prayer and blessing of the players and event, along with the Star Spangled Banner would be even better.
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Re: Been seeing alot of Rebel Flags
« Reply #9 on: July 12, 2015, 10:02:38 AM »
Why not Nova?
It would be a waste of the competitors' time when they are busy getting ready to play, a waste of the TD's already-limited time and resources, and pointless. What does a show of nationalism accomplish at a disc golf tournament?

1 minute and 56 seconds is that important?   :o

That's a the reason huh?  Really now? WOW!!!   :(

Don't get me started Nova.   :-X

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« Reply #10 on: July 12, 2015, 10:07:47 AM »
1 minute and 56 seconds is that important?   :o

That's a the reason huh?  Really now? WOW!!!   :(

Don't get me started Nova.   :-X

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What does your time spent in the military have do do with the discussion?
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Re: Been seeing alot of Rebel Flags
« Reply #11 on: July 12, 2015, 10:18:53 AM »
Here's the thing: You don't have to be religious to be spiritual and you don't have to be spiritual to be religious. However, all beliefs and non-beliefs put aside, we are all human with good and bad traits capable within our being. We can learn unity if we can respect our differences and show courtesy in regards to a symbol of unity built on the joining of differences. Most sporting events do play the national anthem in observation of our heritage and pride in our nation. In my opinion, as I'm open to hearing others, observing the anthem is not to flaunt a demonstration of us over them or a view of superiority over lesser beings, but an observation that during this breif moment before a competition, all competitors are in fact equal, regardless of our beliefs, backgrounds, and differences. That during our sport, we are united in one belief...
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Re: Been seeing alot of Rebel Flags
« Reply #12 on: July 12, 2015, 10:21:01 AM »
1 minute and 56 seconds is that important?   :o

That's a the reason huh?  Really now? WOW!!!   :(

Don't get me started Nova.   :-X

I'm a retired USAF Veteran, 27 years.
What does your time spent in the military have do do with the discussion?

I made my point coming from you, the source.

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Re: Been seeing alot of Rebel Flags
« Reply #13 on: July 12, 2015, 10:22:56 AM »
1 minute and 56 seconds is that important?   :o

That's a the reason huh?  Really now? WOW!!!   :(

Don't get me started Nova.   :-X

I'm a retired USAF Veteran, 27 years.
What does your time spent in the military have do do with the discussion?

I made my point coming from you, the source.
I don't get what you mean at all, I'm afraid.
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Re: Been seeing alot of Rebel Flags
« Reply #14 on: July 12, 2015, 10:58:14 AM »
Please keep "your god" off our disc golf course.
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