"O Canada". Our national anthem. It has been much maligned in recent years. Many young people no longer know the words because they are not expected to sing it every morning at the start of the school day. Older individuals have become a wee bit confused because it got shortened not too long ago and are stuck on the older version and rather than embarrass themselves singing it incorrectly, they stand quietly.
I like our anthem, especially the original form before they changed the words and shortened it. We should be proud to stand at attention and, just for a couple minutes each day, take the time to reflect on all of what being a Canadian means. It is ok, as well, to actually stand at attention, not lean against a desk or stay seated or worse just completely ignore it. Many Canadians have worked hard to make our country the wonderful place that it is.
Being Canadian is special and "O Canada" is just our reminder to pause and remember.