Sure we have problems. Yeah, our society needs improvement. But the ideals that our flag represents, the people who have given their lives to defend that flag and promote freedom not only at home but abroad, those represent the goals so many of us value. That is why our flag and our anthem mean so much to so many. So yes, I will always stand for the playing of our National Anthem.
And today I will proudly listen to it while remembering the thousands who died for simply living in a free country.