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Stop covering kneelers

| Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017, 8:55 p.m.

Thank goodness we live in the United States of America, where we have so much freedom due to the many brave men and woman who have served in the armed forces. Many have died, leaving loved ones serving in the military, and others wounded in mind and body while fighting for the freedom that we love and enjoy like no other country.

It's time the media stop covering individuals kneeling during our national anthem and show the majority — all the men and women who stand while the anthem is played, some with hands over hearts and some saluting the flag. They are the ones showing respect for the men and women of the military who have given so much defending our country.

Television news, skip the kneelers at the stadiums. Patriotic people do not need to see the few individuals desiring to kneel not honoring the military and veterans.

I give thanks that the majority of Americans do respect and honor our flag and anthem. Those kneeling can come up with a different way to get their ideas across to the patriotic people of this country.

Douglas Johnston

Franklin Township, Beaver County

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