Letter to the Editor

Show respect for country

To the editor:

On March 27 we attended the soccer tournament at Notre Dame Regional High School. Before the Cape Girardeau-Jackson game, the national anthem was played. Several teenagers sitting on a blanket did not bother to stand up. I looked at my husband and said, "I guess our son is serving in Iraq so they have the right to sit." However, I did not believe what I was seeing. I feel everyone should stand, take their hats off and put their hands over their hearts when the national anthem is played. Yes, I am old-fashioned. I think it is still fashionable to honor our country in such a small way.