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    Military "Honor units" at sport events?

    With all the stuff in the news over the past year and change, about the kneeling in the NFL, and the like. How do those in the mil feel, when they are asked (or voluntold) to go do an honor guard type extra duty at a sporting event, whether holding out the flag, or the like?

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    Quote Originally Posted by garhkal View Post
    With all the stuff in the news over the past year and change, about the kneeling in the NFL, and the like. How do those in the mil feel, when they are asked (or voluntold) to go do an honor guard type extra duty at a sporting event, whether holding out the flag, or the like?
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    Quote Originally Posted by garhkal View Post
    With all the stuff in the news over the past year and change, about the kneeling in the NFL, and the like. How do those in the mil feel, when they are asked (or voluntold) to go do an honor guard type extra duty at a sporting event, whether holding out the flag, or the like?
    I suspect that those selected are top performers and are proud to represent the military regardless if some NFL player chooses to kneel rather than stand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by retiredAFcivvy View Post
    I suspect that those selected are top performers and are proud to represent the military regardless if some NFL player chooses to kneel rather than stand.
    We are conveniently wedged between Baltimore and DC so we get tagged for COMRELs pretty regularly for NFL, MLB and some NBA & NHL stuff. We almost always have a lot more volunteers than we need. The only time I recall “ voluntelling” Sailors was on a holiday weekend, and we used our duty section for that day ... so it technically wasn’t a day off.
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