Monday , October 09, 2017 - 7:00 AM18 comments
I'm an Army veteran, having served over 20 years, and the failure of football players to recognize the national anthem and flag is extremely saddening. The flag is the very symbol of their freedoms.
What kind of an example are they setting for the younger generation that looks up to them, and for the rest of the world, as far as that goes? Americans have no pride in America. I'm not sure if any of these role models have served a day of duty for their country.
I would truly like to see the draft brought back in and start with those people.
As the old saying goes, "Freedom has a flavor the protected have never tasted." If the athletes can read and write they should check history books and see what sacrifices have been made so they can play sports. One game’s salary for these athletes is more than a year’s salary for a soldier who puts his life on the line every day to give them the freedom to play sports.
Kenneth C. Young
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