Marine Corps children stop playing to pay respect

May 25, 2017 4:40 pm Last Updated: May 25, 2017 4:40 pm

 

Five kids were having fun on a playground but then stopped and saluted when they heard a familiar song. A video of the children paying respects to the U.S. Marine Corps has gone viral again. The kids stop playing when they hear the horn play loudly. The playground was located at a North Carolina Marines base.

“When colors sound this is what happens,” Danielle Tomei Davila writes. “And what SHOULD happen!”

The video has generated 1.5 million views, with many people praising the children.

“You did a fine job raising your children Marine,” one commenter wrote. “I was stationed there back in 72 and noticed the kids at that time were the same way. You should be very proud of them.”

Added another: “These Marine Corps kids were raised right!!! When they heard the retreat begin to play they did what they were raised to do and stand at attention. This is not out disrespectful!! I grew up with a father who was in two wars and I have a lot of respect for all of our military service personnel.”