Find another way to protest
To the Editor:
I am the father of Capt. Jason Jones, USMC 2007, Army Ranger, Green Beret, 1st Battalion, 3rd Group Special Forces Team. Jason was killed in combat in Jalalabad, Afghanistan, on June 2, 2014, while commanding a team attacking a Taliban outpost.
Jason, and many, many others who have suffered the same fate, died for our nation’s flag.
Many other men and women have suffered grievous, life-altering injuries while also fighting for our nation’s flag. This is not to mention the many others who have served with distinction in the military while also fighting for our nation’s flag
Our rights of free speech and assembly are important rights that need to be protected.
However, those who refuse to stand with hands on heart for the playing of our national anthem are, to put it as politely as I can, being deplorably disrespectful to those who have served and are serving in our military and our great nation. I would urge those who refuse to so honor our flag and our great nation to find a more respectable way of protesting.