SC governor urges residents to stand for national anthem prior to Super Bowl

COLUMBIA, S.C. — South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster issued a proclamation Tuesday encouraging state residents to stand for the playing of the national anthem prior to Super Bowl LII.

The governor has designated Feb. 4 as “Stand for the Flag Super Bowl Sunday.”

“Standing for the national anthem recognizes and honors the sacrifice of generations of men and women who have chosen to serve in the United States Armed Forces,” McMaster said. “I ask that all South Carolinians show the world our state’s resolute commitment to supporting our troops by standing for the national anthem wherever you watch the Super Bowl with your loved ones this Sunday.”

The governor’s proclamation also recognized South Carolina’s military tradition, with over 417,000 veterans who call the state home.

The state also has the tenth highest active duty military population, along with the ninth highest military retiree population.

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