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Respect for the National Anthem

January 2, 2012
Don Lamb, Marshalltown , Times-Republican

In the past six-plus years I have witnessed some very disturbing behavior by some girls' athletic teams. Eight times I have seen high school volleyball teams swinging their arms during our national anthem. I have called the girls' Athletic Union and they send out memos forbidding such behavior. I have also called the AD's at the individual schools. Still some teams do this. Recently I saw the Des Moines North and the Des Moines East girls' basketball teams do this.



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