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Here Are Some Athletes Who Went Above And Beyond To Salute The American Flag, National Anthem

On August 21, 2016, U.S. Army Reserve 2nd Lieutenant Sam Kendricks had already started running in his attempt during the qualifying rounds of the men’s pole-vault at the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro when he heard the opening strains of the “Star-Spangled Banner.”

Kendricks slowed to a stop, dropped his pole, and snapped to attention despite the anthem being played for an entirely different event.

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