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A GI and the Pledge of Allegiance

Discussion in 'Vets and Friends' started by Salty, Oct 3, 2016.

  1. Salty

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    Alongside that, I typically get dirty looks when I do not salute during the national anthem.

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    I don't remember the pledge ever being recited at any military function I attended.

    I do remember the call to the colors on the Air Force Base where I was stationed.

    As the flag was raised or lowered we were required to salute in the direction of the flag.
    If driving a car we were to stop, get out of the car and salute.

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    One thing I miss is hearing Taps at 2200. I always had on post housing, so I'd always hear it. To this day, it's very calming to me.

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    Here's a link to the Army Band ceremonial music site. You can download the Taps mp3. And here is a link to the USN Band ceremonial music site for a download of an mp3 of Tattoo.
     
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    I remember hearing it but I don't remember for why unless of course it was a funeral.

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    Lights out. A leftover from the old days.
     
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    #8 Salty, Oct 5, 2016
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    I posted the links to Taps and Tattoo in response to Sapper's post on another thread. Reveille might also be useful in cases where waking a person up could be problematical. Mind you, Ach, du leiber Augustine is tune played for reveille by the Royal Scots Dragoon Guards.
     
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    I found the OP to be interesting - in that a GI in uniform is to remain silent during the Pledge of Allegiance.
    But then again - Never once, have I had the pledge recited when in military formation.
     
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    The key to me is the service member is to stand at attention. When at attention, you remain silent.
     
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    Did not have reveille either at my PPS in Griffiss AFB Rome, NY.

    Griffiss was an Air Materiel Base with SAC, TAC, ADC, ABW and other groups present located at the tail end of the BMEWS and part of it supplying materiel and launching flight missions along the BMEWS.

    Early morning hours involved lots of take-offs - B52, 105b fighter-bombers, KC135's so you didn't hear much in the morning apart from roaring and booming (rocket assist on B52's RATO).

    I guess you could call it reveille.

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    And here's a link.
     
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    Did not have reveille either at my PPS in Griffiss AFB Rome, NY.

    Griffiss was an Air Materiel Base with SAC, TAC, ADC, ABW and other groups present located at the tail end of the BMEWS and part of it supplying materiel and launching flight missions along the BMEWS.

    Early morning hours involved lots of take-offs - B52, 105b fighter-bombers, KC135's so you didn't hear much in the morning apart from roaring and booming (rocket assist on B52's RATO).

    I guess you could call it reveille.

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    As far as I know, every bugle call I ever heard in the army was recorded. But here is a little known fact. The US Army is the largest employer of musicians in the world.
     
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    They also have fake bugles that play at a push of a button when needed (I was a one time bugle player).
     
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    Interesting. I only recall hearing reveille, retreat, to the colors. But never saw the bugler.
     
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    We were tasked for funeral detail for a while, and we had one of those fake bugles. Another time, we had a real bugle, but the music was played on a CD player.

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    Yea....Milli Vanilli sapper style :Laugh
     
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