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Founder Of Flags For Vets Has A Suggestion For Kneelers On Veterans Day

The furor over the National Anthem controversy that has enveloped the National Football League has quieted down for the most part, but it’s left behind some rather deep scars that may never completely heal. While there have been plenty of times where the worlds of sports and politics have crossed paths in the past, this one is unlike any other time. In simple terms, the other times when those worlds collided led to a happy ending. There is absolutely no bright side to take from this one.

Part of the problem stems from the fact that the players that engage in such protests fail to have a coherent message about what they are protesting about. Explanations have been all over the map, and that makes it awfully challenging for others to understand. Add in the fact that they’re choosing to get their points across in incredibly contentious fashion when they have a wealth of other resources at their disposal to do so, and it’s not too hard to see why they’ve received so much backlash.

Quite simply, sitting or kneeling for the anthem implies disrespect towards our flag and country. Whether that is the player’s intent or not is irrelevant. That’s what the takeaway is from the image of highly-compensated men kneeling or sitting while others in attendance stand and show respect as the anthem is played. The players are incredibly fortunate to live in a nation that affords them the opportunity to make a living doing something that they love. Does that mean that everything else is peachy keen across the nation as a result?

Of course not - but it’s not unreasonable to expect things to be kept in perspective and for respect to be shown at certain times. As Veterans Day approaches, perhaps some additional perspective can be gleaned for those players on what the flag and anthem represent. In fact, one man has a suggestion that just may go a long way towards allowing the light bulb to go on. As Fox News Insider shares, veteran Fred Moore is the man behind the suggestion, which is one that makes a ton of sense.

Moore is the founder of Flags for Vets, which placed more than 80,000 flags on the graves of veterans last year alone. The anthem protests have inspired him to reach out even further, and he’s offered up an olive branch of sorts to the anthem kneelers. Moore has an honest request that may lead to things being placed in the proper perspective, and he offered up some clarity on why he’s putting it out there.

"I want people to know that I have freedom of speech as well," he said. "I don't think you have the foggiest idea what veterans have sacrificed for."

As such, he’s asking people to take a knee this Veterans Day, but he wants them to do so at the grave of a veteran. We’ll have to wait and see how many folks take him up on it, but this sounds like a fantastic idea that could lead to these protests being put to rest once and for all.

Source: Fox News Insider
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