I don’t think I’ll ever understand why things like this happen, like why Delta’s “policy” caused their employee to tell Ms. Gaudry to silence her desire to express her love of this country and show respect for a fallen serviceman.
A former president once said “I’ve always believed that this land was set aside in an uncommon way. That a divine plan placed this great continent between the oceans to be found by a people from every corner of the Earth, who had a special love of faith, freedom, and peace. Let us reaffirm America’s destiny of goodness and goodwill.”
And so here we are…a country comprised of “people from every corner of the Earth.”
Yet some would have us believe its “wrong” or “uncomfortable to others” for a woman to lead a group of passengers on a plane flying between two American cities to sing the National Anthem out of respect for the friend of a deceased serviceman onboard. Because it might make some feel uncomfortable?
Whether those in this country “fled from where they were” or “came to a new beginning,” we each must respect the house we are in. When I stay at a friends’ home–I respect their house, their rules, their values, their haven. And if I should seek to become part of their family, a citizen if you will, I don’t kneel while the family says grace at supper, and I don’t burn the flag–because now it’s my flag.
God Bless you Pam Gaudry, and God Bless the United States of America.