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Letter: Freedom to kneel

I find myself confused by the angst over athletes and others kneeling during the national anthem.

I was probably asleep when the message was delivered that the gesture is disrespectful to veterans, soldiers, sailors, Marines and the country’s wars. (That happens a lot these days; I’ve lowered my desk chair so my chin doesn’t hit the desk so hard when I doze off)

But, as far as I know, that’s not what taking a knee during the music is about at all.

And, I always thought that kneeling was the ultimate sign of respect. We do it when we pray, propose and are knighted by the queen.

It’s an oxymoronic world in which we live.

Pat Dalrymple


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