Super Bowl Sunday 2017
Patriotic notes on Super Bowl Sunday
The NFL Playoffs are upon us and Super Bowl Sunday is drawing near! On February 5, 2017, two teams will play to determine the best team in the NFL for the 51st time in history. And for the 51st time in history, someone will precede the game with a performance of the Star Spangled Banner, our national anthem. It has always been an appropriate constant.
During the national anthem, it is typical for people to stand at attention and, according to United States Code, 36 U.S.C. § 301 - National Anthem (most recently updated in 2008), this is how they should do so.
The composition consisting of the words and music known as the Star Spangled Banner is the national anthem.
Conduct during playing —
During a rendition of the national anthem
When the flag is displayed —
Individuals in uniform should give the military salute at the first note of the anthem and maintain that position until the last note;
Members of the Armed Forces and veterans who are present but not in uniform may render the military salute in the manner provided for individuals in uniform; and
All other persons present should face the flag and stand at attention with their right hand over the heart, and men not in uniform, if applicable, should remove their headdress with their right hand and hold it at the left shoulder, the hand being over the heart; and
When the flag is not displayed —
All present should face toward the music and act in the same manner they would if the flag were displayed.
Speaking of banners . . .
The other consistent feature of every playoff game and Super Bowl is the multitude of flags. Of course, the American flag is the prominent banner, but state flags, custom team flags, and custom performance flags will always be a part of the stadium display and the pre-game, halftime, and post-game presentations.
Enjoy this year's Super Bowl, and may the best team win.
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