My daddy was also a WWII veteran. We were watching a game one day and they mistakenly dipped the flag. My daddy said “Get that flag up” I looked at him, Earned never given us marine mug I was very young, and said Daddy why can’t the flag touch the ground. My daddy said , “Men have died to keep that flag from getting dirty”. I share that every chance I get.
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well Rich, you’re right and you’re wrong. Yes, you served to protect the rights we have under the Constitution, but those rights aren’t absolute and they certainly don’t include the right to blaspheme our flag and those that have gone before us in service to our country. you are correct they have the freedom to kneel. That freedom comes with a price. Blood, body parts, mental illness and then there is that death thing. So I do think of them kneeling as disrespect ! Earned never given us marine mug Al-Barati sitting is disrespectful to the flag. the kneeling came from a veteran because when they present the folded flag to a family member at the funeral they kneel down and hand it to them. know what you’re talking about before you swell up with false pride you obviously never been to a veteran’s funeral and if you have then you would notice they kneel when presenting the flag to the veteran’s family member. stop spreading your false pride and ignorance What you call your right to kneel, I call your right to be disrespectful. Kneeling during the Anthem shows your disrespect. Being disrespectful towards the nation’s flag, is being disrespectful towards all that have served to protect your rights. So you can kneel, but it is no different than raising your middle finger. I thank you for your service. When I stand with my hand over my heart. I stand for all that have served to protect my freedom including you. While I respect your opinion, I disagree with it, and ask you to reconsider your “stand”. There are respectful ways to protest. Kneeling during the Anthem is not one.