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      02-05-2020, 09:43 AM   #105
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Originally Posted by KingOfJericho View Post
I apologize if this was already covered but why do we even play the national anthem at sporting events? It seems very out of place.
Largely the same reason we put "In God We Trust" on our money and inserted "Under God" into the Pledge of Allegiance - Commies were/are scary.

...by the end of World War II, NFL Commissioner Elmer Layden ordered that it be played at every football game. The tradition quickly spread to other sports, aided by the introduction of large sound systems and post-war patriotism...

https://www.history.com/news/why-the...porting-events
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