by Allen West
One of the great traditions I miss from living on a military installation was hearing the bugle playing “Colors” over the post PA system at the end of the day, normally around 1700 hours (5pm). We taught our daughters, Aubrey and Austen, that when the music came on to show respect and stop. If you’ve ever been on a military installation you know that traffic stops, the entire base comes to a standstill.
It’s the right thing to do to pay respect as the flag is lowered. There’s something about tradition that progressive socialists do not like, whether it’s regard, respect or honor. I wish we could teach all our children — and adults for that matter — this level of respect for our unique symbol known worldwide as the embodiment of liberty and freedom, the American Flag.
Heck, most times at games and such, we can’t get crowds to stop talking or men to remove their hats. This simple video is a testimony to why America is great and exceptional. It demonstrates there are some parents who are ensuring the legacy of pride and respect flows to the next generation.