Stand or kneel?

It would seem that multi-millionaire football players kneeling
during the National Anthum has a lot of people worked up. My
personal thought is that we Veterans served for the rights of
all, including the stupid.

But I didn’t feel I had it quite right and turned to the recent
words of Kirstie Ennis, and retired USMC Sgt who lost a leg when
her helicopter crashed in Afghanistan. Here is how she feels
about it in her own words-

In case you wondered where I stand… pun intended —— ????

“I stand to honor the promise the flag represents.
You kneel because that promise has been broken.

I stand to affirm my belief that all are created equal,
and to fight alongside you for that promise.
You kneel because too few stand with you.

I stand because we can be better.
You kneel to remind us to be better.

I stand to honor all that have fought and died so that
we may be free.
You kneel because not all of us are.

I stand because I can. BECAUSE I STILL CAN.
You kneel for those who can’t.

I stand to defend your right to kneel.
You kneel to defend my right to stand.

I stand because I love this country.
You kneel because you love it too.”
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Well said Sgt. Ennis.
Enjoy our Saturday, it’s the only one we get this
week. Now for more coffee and whatever I can round
up for breakfast.
Comments are always welcome.

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2 Responses to Stand or kneel?

  1. jaicommunity says:

    Ok – different take on that hot button issue. I’m personally offended by kneeling football players, but I can get behind this message. My opposition to the most recent issue – Kap didn’t sacrifice anything and I don’t think he’s really committed to the issue he says he feels so strongly about. I haven’t seen him in the news doing good deeds but I see him getting paid millions by Nike to “say” he sacrificed. Whatever. I’ll get behind this message though – good one!

  2. cruisin2 says:

    jaicommunity,
    well said. I don’t agree with everything she said yet thought it the best take on the subject I’ve heard so far.

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