Letter to the Editor

National anthem

Monday, September 25, 2017

To those in the NFL who choose to use the time honored practice of standing at attention, hand over heart while “The Star Spangled Banner” is played, I have but one question: By using these moments to protest/demonstrate/show disdain, are you honoring the service to America of your own relatives, many of whom gave their life for this country? There are many other questions, such as "What other stunts do you have in mind?" What is your intended message for the youth of America, as they watch you "protest?” What words in the national anthem offend you? Do you wish to show allegiance to some other nation, and if so, please feel free to move there and take up residence. But enough. Find some other platform for your viewpoints. It isn't becoming, and it does nothing for your resume.

I'm with Jerry Jones, and any other owners in the NFL or NBA who have the fortitude to stand up and denounce the denouncers. The land of the free, and the home of the brave is watching!

— Bill Kersting, Spencer