See this picture of Barrack Obama standing with his hands down during his National Anthem? Well, it seems he broke the US Law.. and he is running for the President of the country! 🙂
According to U.S. law, a civilian like Obama is supposed to stand up when the anthem is played, take off his hat, face the flag, and put his right hand over his heart. Members of the military can keep their hats on and salute instead of placing their hands on their hearts.
It was always a tradition in the US to do so… but in June of 1942, when America was fighting World War II, Congress made this “Flag Code” official! Talk about laws!