National Anthem Overdone?
posted May 17 2013 8:19AM
I need to preface the following statement. I LOVE my country and I greatly respect our national anthem. That being said, I have a question.
A couple weeks ago, I attended/hosted an event. Prior to the event, the national anthem was played. It got me to thinking that our national anthem is played for countless, random events. It reminds me of when people say, "when you say 'I love you' ALL the time, it becomes mere recitation."
If my thinking is accurate, it poses the quandary of when/where DO you play it.
Again, I'm not offended/upset when it's played; I'm simply concerned that it gets tossed around out of habit rather than significance.