Viral: Marine Corps Children Stop Playing to Pay Respect

July 26, 2019 Updated: July 26, 2019

Five children were playing at a park before they stopped and saluted when they heard a familiar song.

The incident, captured on video, has gone viral again.

The kids stop playing when they hear a horn for “Taps” play loudly. The playground was located at a North Carolina Marine Corps base.

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

The video has generated more than 4 million views, and many people praised the children on YouTube.

“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.”

A third wrote: “I was raised as a military dependent. A few years ago, working construction, I had to work a job on base. I was embarrassed, to see my boss refusing to stand at at attention when the flag was being raised. I stood, and even put my hand over my heart (due to the flag being in clear sight). He kept on working and even made a joke … I knew that he truly didn’t appreciate his freedom.”

Soccer Teams Stop

A video showing how a high school soccer’s girl team responds when the U.S. national anthem starts to play has gone viral over the years.

Every day at Malmstrom Air Force Base in Great Falls, Montana, the anthem is played over the speaker system at 4:30 p.m. as the U.S. flag is lowered, according to Montana Sports.

The Great Falls High and CM Russell teams play across the street at a park from the Air Force Base.

Their coach says it’s not a political statement (YouTube)

When the anthem plays, the teams stop whatever they’re doing and stand the anthem, the report said.

Video footage of the teams stopping has gone viral over the years. The Bison girls were hosting Butte in a Class AA playoff game when the anthem began. Both teams and the referee stood for the anthem.

CMR girls coach Willie Pyette said it’s a tradition that started several years ago after he took over the program before moving practice to the field.

He said it’s not designed to be a political statement.

The girls do it every time there’s a game or practice (YouTube / Montana Sports)

“I have our team stop, stand at attention and honor the anthem,” Pyette told the website. “Then we go back to practice. We all stand and show respect.”

He said the tradition will continue.