Why pick and choose when you want to be respectful toward our service men and women and our country?
To me, it's insanely disrespectful to just scream and "Whoo" during the anthem. That goes for the Canadian anthem as well. If you're going to sing along, by all means go ahead. To some people, the National Anthem has a very important meaning to them. I know it does for myself. Times like this are why a country's National Anthem can be so important. Olympic athletes listen to it in times of great triumph, and others listen to it in times of sorrow. It can be symbolic on many different levels. There is going to be plenty of time for you to scream and make a fool of yourself. I'm sure I am wasting my breath and time writing this, because Yinzers are going to do what Yinzers want to do. But I ask, can we please try to be respectful in the future? Probably not, but wishful thinking I suppose.