Reader: Stand up for the National Anthem
Dear fellow Americans:
Stand for the flag. It represents America. Respect the flag and what it stands for. If you want to protest something, do it before or after the National Anthem. But not during the playing of the Star Spangled Banner.
If you are an American, respect it. If not, leave it. And hiding in the locker room don’t cut it either. To me, that’s the same thing as disrespecting the flag and the Anthem.
If you want my respect, earn it. The millions you make playing don’t buy you respect. Earn it. Just ask any serviceman or servicewoman. You can’t buy respect. It is earned.