As is likely the case with everyone on the Steemit platform, I am proud of the country I live in and do my best to support it in many ways. There will always be things we wish were different or that could be better, but when it comes down to it, most of us, myself included, are patriotic and are loyal to our country.
There was a cool story that occurred a few hours away from me in Fresno, CA last Friday. There were some back to back softball games, and the field only plays the US national anthem, The Star-Spangled Banner, before the first softball game. When the field announcer let everyone know this, the crowd broke out in boos, wanting to sing the national anthem. The fact that the Memorial Day holiday was about to occur might have had a factor in the crowd’s strong desire to sing the national anthem.
Since the spectators of this game had not been there for the earlier singing, the crowd felt robbed, and it took it upon themselves to sing the national anthem! The broke out in unison (in a capella) and the players stopped warming up in order to join with the crowd in singing The Star-Spangled Banner.
This is a cool moment to me, and makes me proud that patriotism is still out there, as it is easy to get discouraged by all the petty politics and societal disagreements that are prevalent in our nation today. I am sure many people feel the same way I do, despite what country you live in.
The cool thing about the story as well is that the organizers of the league decided to change the policy following this event, and are now singing the national anthem before every game! It goes to show that if the people want something and take it upon themselves to make their desires happen, that real change can occur within systems and institutions.
I thought I would share this feel good news story today!
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