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Mom Watches Boys Play On Trampoline - They Suddenly Stop When They Hear The Anthem

Kids do the darndest things sometimes, and that includes an abundance of instances in which they choose to do the right thing. While kids behaving badly will always manage to get plenty of attention, there’s also plenty of other children that know to do the right thing.

These kids generally fly under the radar, but once in a while, the spotlight shines brightly on them when they do something particularly awesome. Like these kids.

As the Independent Journal Review shares, Tania Duenas Sweeney is a military mom that’s stationed with her family at the Ramstein Air Base in Germany. She shared an amazing pic on social media, and it proceeded to capture a ton of attention.

Sweeney demonstrated something amazing that happens every day at the same time.

“It's 5 o'clock (m-f)... national anthems play (German and American). I love that these boys stop whatever they are doing and show their respect to our current country and the good ole USA!” she wrote. “We love this neighborhood. - at Ramstein Air Base.”

Her photo was a group of boys that were on a trampoline when the music broke out. They immediately stopped what they were doing to pay their respects.

“If you are outside you must stop what you are doing and face the direction of the anthems or a visible flag’” she continued. “Everything stops on base...adults, kids, all vehicles will turn on hazards and stop traffic to show respect.”

For Sweeney, she’s incredibly proud that her kids and the other kids on the base are learning the importance of respect and having it instilled in them at such a young age.

"I love that our boys know now and do it automatically,” she added. “I was doing dishes in the house and looked out the window to see them at attention. It warmed my heart.”

As she explains it, these kids deserve a ton of credit as well. Being a so-called ‘military brat’ is not the easiest way to grow up, and these kids have to make a ton of sacrifices while mom or dad serves their country.

Whether it’s moving around a lot or foregoing opportunities that are presented to other kids their age, it all adds up to not being the most awesome experience in the world at times.

That goes unrecognized more often than not, and that’s part of the reason that Sweeney decided that she just had to share this amazing pic.

“These military kids sacrifice so much to support their military parent and it becomes part of who they are. They endure extended periods of time without their military parent and mature a little more quickly than the average kid,” she continued. “They feel pride in their country and it is amplified living on base and especially in an overseas location. I am so proud of every boy in that picture, especially because no one made those kids show respect, they did it because they truly respect the USA."

Source: Independent Journal Review
Photos: Tania Duenas Sweeney/Facebook, US Air Force/TSGT David D. Underwood, Jr, US Air Force/Tryphena Mayhug

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