Officer William Weigt, who has been paralyzed since 2005, stood for the National Anthem during Arizona's Special Olympics.
As the national anthem played in the distance, a high school football player on his way to practice stopped in his tracks and placed his hand on his heart.
A high school teacher wrote a message that said students "lack maturity" for not standing up for the Pledge of Allegiance. "Why should our kids be met with this type of attitude at school?"
The Ohio congressman and presidential candidate blamed "absentmindedness" for the gaffe during the Democratic debate.