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GUEST,Carol's Friend Don American National Anthem (160* d) RE: American National Anthem 05 Mar 01

As for anthems at sporting events, why don't we do something that reflects history, and have the American National Anthem sung by the winners, and the International sung by the losers...

NOTE to McGrath of Harlow: guest(intruder)'s comment about "moros" was, in his own e. e. cummings style, a reference to the Philippine Insurrection in the early 1900's in which the American Army was bailed out yet again by the Marine Corps. It was an epecially bloody affair with the Corps adopting the .45 automatic pistol to stop the charging (and doped-up) mystic/moslem warriors. The Corps also adopted the Sidler bayonet fighting tactics, which are still different than the Army's and are better suited to close-in fighting. On Marine Corps Mess Nights, the phrase "Stand, he served at Samar" was invoked to the assembledge for any Marine who fought in that conflict. (Samar is an island in the Phillipines).

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