In March 2011, Danielle decided to film her children and their friends playing on the playground on base at Marine Corps Air Station New River in Jacksonville, North Carolina.
While standing at the back door inside her house, the retreat began to play, echoing through the playground and loud enough for the children to hear.
What happened next is truly something fascinating — the children, in unison, stop what they’re doing at once and stand at full attention. “When colors sound this is what happens,” Danielle says. “And what SHOULD happen!”
Danielle says this was a part of her and her family’s military life she always wanted to remember — and good thing she captured it on camera, because it went viral with 1.5 million views on YouTube. Many viewers say it’s amazing to see these kids show such an incredible amount of respect for our country. “You did a fine job raising your children Marine,” one commenter says.
“I was stationed there back in 72 and noticed the kids at that time were the same way. You should be very proud of them.”