I was video taping a Flag Day Ceremony yesterday. It was a lovely ceremony presented by our Local Elks Club. There was a young lady with a beautiful voice singing Patriotic songs. There was a reading of the History of our flag from a local minister as the original Flags were carried by members of the military. A really beautiful presentation. When I examined the tape later that evening, it came out really well, except for one thing. The sound of people turning their cameras on and off. There were clicks, beeps and musical notes throughout the entire video from the cameras of people standing near me. Is it really necessary to hear a sound when you take a picture? Does anyone really need to hear birds chirping to know that their camera is now on? And the fact that you pushed the off button should be sufficient evidence that the camera is off without having an annoying beep, briiiing or chirp. However, if you must have a sound, for goodness sake, be courteous, turn the volume down. PLEASE!