Mission in Action

Went to Mission Barbeque for lunch yesterday with my buddy John Carbone.  As it was my first visit there, I was caught by surprise when at noon an announcement came over the loud speaker that it was time for the playing of our National Anthem. 
John and I, along with the rest of the diners in the restaurant, stood, faced the flag hanging from the center ceiling and the Anthem began.  As it played, I scanned the room to see everyone standing very respectfully, some with hands over their hearts and some mouthing the lyrics as the song played.  Got to admit, it was kind of a special moment.  It was made even more special because it was something I wasn’t at all expecting to encounter while eating lunch at a fast food joint.  May just have to go back to Mission and maybe take the grandkids with me sometime around noontime.

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Mission in Action

Went to Mission Barbeque for lunch yesterday with my buddy John Carbone.  As it was my first visit there, I was caught by surprise when at noon an announcement came over the loud speaker that it was time for the playing of our National Anthem. 
John and I, along with the rest of the diners in the restaurant, stood, faced the flag hanging from the center ceiling and the Anthem began.  As it played, I scanned the room to see everyone standing very respectfully, some with hands over their hearts and some mouthing the lyrics as the song played.  Got to admit, it was kind of a special moment.  It was made even more special because it was something I wasn’t at all expecting to encounter while eating lunch at a fast food joint.  May just have to go back to Mission and maybe take the grandkids with me sometime around noontime.

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Mission in Action

Went to Mission Barbeque for lunch yesterday with my buddy John Carbone.  As it was my first visit there, I was caught by surprise when at noon an announcement came over the loud speaker that it was time for the playing of our National Anthem. 
John and I, along with the rest of the diners in the restaurant, stood, faced the flag hanging from the center ceiling and the Anthem began.  As it played, I scanned the room to see everyone standing very respectfully, some with hands over their hearts and some mouthing the lyrics as the song played.  Got to admit, it was kind of a special moment.  It was made even more special because it was something I wasn’t at all expecting to encounter while eating lunch at a fast food joint.  May just have to go back to Mission and maybe take the grandkids with me sometime around noontime.

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Mission in Action

Went to Mission Barbeque for lunch yesterday with my buddy John Carbone.  As it was my first visit there, I was caught by surprise when at noon an announcement came over the loud speaker that it was time for the playing of our National Anthem. 
John and I, along with the rest of the diners in the restaurant, stood, faced the flag hanging from the center ceiling and the Anthem began.  As it played, I scanned the room to see everyone standing very respectfully, some with hands over their hearts and some mouthing the lyrics as the song played.  Got to admit, it was kind of a special moment.  It was made even more special because it was something I wasn’t at all expecting to encounter while eating lunch at a fast food joint.  May just have to go back to Mission and maybe take the grandkids with me sometime around noontime.

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Mission in Action

Went to Mission Barbeque for lunch yesterday with my buddy John Carbone.  As it was my first visit there, I was caught by surprise when at noon an announcement came over the loud speaker that it was time for the playing of our National Anthem. 
John and I, along with the rest of the diners in the restaurant, stood, faced the flag hanging from the center ceiling and the Anthem began.  As it played, I scanned the room to see everyone standing very respectfully, some with hands over their hearts and some mouthing the lyrics as the song played.  Got to admit, it was kind of a special moment.  It was made even more special because it was something I wasn’t at all expecting to encounter while eating lunch at a fast food joint.  May just have to go back to Mission and maybe take the grandkids with me sometime around noontime.

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