Historical tidbit

The "Star Spangled Banner" became the national anthem in 1931, just ten years before Pearl Harbor.

Opening professional sports events with the national anthem began in 1942, when we were at war with the Nazis and the Japs. .

“In God™ We Trust” became the coinage motto sometime during the 1950's, when we were battling the God™-less commies, and "Tailgunner Joe" McCarthy was in the midst of his witch hunts. McCarthy and Trump are two of a kind.

There is little to no deep meaning inherent in either today; just ritualistic quasi-patriotism. When does the applause begin, again?

Does the anthem play out, or are the last verses drowned out by “Let’s get on with the game!”?

How patriotic is it when the last two words of the National Anthem are ‘Play ball!’?