There are bigger issues
I can’t understand all the hoopla about kneeling at NFL games being disrespectful, as I have seen kneeling as a sign of respect. You kneel to pray, men kneel to propose, people kneel before the throne of a monarch, all as a sign of respect. So why if you kneel before the flag is it seen as a sign of disrespect? At practically all sporting events, there are people disrespecting the flag by walking, buying refreshments, not removing head gear, talking, texting or doing other things during the playing of the national anthem. I am a 20-year military veteran who served in Vietnam during 1968 and I am truly surprised by the outcry by baby boomers, as they were burning the flag during the Vietnam War era as well as burning draft cards, leaving the country to avoid military service and now are crying disrespect. There are many issues we need to address in our nation. Whether someone stands for the national anthem is not one of them.
Willis Alexander, Oklahoma City