The Star-spangled Banner at school.

Sherman has a point, the US anthem is difficult to sing note wise because the pitch is very high on the staff.

In school students don't have to say the pledge every morning, but are easily persuaded by certain teachers. The anthem is not sung often, however, most students have been taught the anthem at one point of another.
Thats precisely what I thought. And do you guys have the USA flag in every school?

Hey for those ( few ) who dont know it:

The Star-Spangled Banner

—Francis Scott Key, 1814

O say, can you see, by the dawn's early light,
What so proudly we hail'd at the twilight's last gleaming?
Whose broad stripes and bright stars, thro' the perilous fight,
O'er the ramparts we watch'd, were so gallantly streaming?
And the rockets' red glare, the bombs bursting in air,
Gave proof thro' the night that our flag was still there.
O say, does that star-spangled banner yet wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave?

On the shore dimly seen thro' the mists of the deep,
Where the foe's haughty host in dread silence reposes,
What is that which the breeze, o'er the towering steep,
As it fitfully blows, half conceals, half discloses?
Now it catches the gleam of the morning's first beam,
In full glory reflected, now shines on the stream:
'Tis the star-spangled banner: O, long may it wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave!

And where is that band who so vauntingly swore
That the havoc of war and the battle's confusion,
A home and a country should leave us no more?
Their blood has wash'd out their foul footsteps' pollution.
No refuge could save the hireling and slave
From the terror of flight or the gloom of the grave:
And the star-spangled banner in triumph doth wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave.

O thus be it ever when free-men shall stand
Between their lov'd home and the war's desolation;
Blest with vict'ry and peace, may the heav'n-rescued land
Praise the Pow'r that hath made and preserv'd us a nation!
Then conquer we must, when our cause it is just,
And this be our motto: “In God is our trust!”
And the star-spangled banner in triumph shall wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave!
i would have to disagree with that,if that "nacionalisam" isnt hurting anyone in any case,i would sing it.
Pogue said:
wow...get ready to feel old mark....i wasn't born till '84... :shock:

No, now you can feel old. I was born in '89.

We don't say the pledge everyday in high school. In elementary school, it was a moment of silence, and the pledge. middle school, words of wisdom and the pledge. High school, on like Sept. 11 and such, it was a moment of silence and reflection.

Football games, the national anthem is played by the band.
Yup every single public school has at least one US flag. In the school i know, every class room has a flag. :rambo:
Redneck said:
AlexKall said:
I my self chose not to sing the National Anthem, i have never sang the whole song and I never will. I wouldnt even do it if im thretend to be killed. Maybe something in the future may change this, as kids or such. (change my presistense that is)

Why, if you don't mind me asking?

I can not say why not, i just feel that a national anthem doesnt put me in a closer relation to Sweden, and it can in some cases be offencive to other persons (dont ask me why because i dont know) there for i see no reason to sing it. It doesnt do me anything, but it might anger someone else there for i have decided not to sing it. And i dont care if people think its stupid, its how i feel and i will not change that.

Also the reason to why it might be considered rasist and nazistic is because its often used by those groups as a "sign" for their opinions.
Well i think that we all can agree that national anthems are made 60 percent nationalistic,it probably beacouse they were written when people didnt care about natuionalisam at all.Then they were made to make moral higher and gain faith in their homeland,but its diferently understood now i guess
Well they are National Anthems, so them being nationalistic isn't that strange...
The Dutch flag to me isn't that important. I see it as a way to indicate what country someone is from, not some sacred symbol of that country. If someone raises the flag upsidedown here, I'd tell him he made a mistake. I hear that in the US that could land you in jail. Is that true and if so, why whould it be such a crime?