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People sitting down for the national anthem

Dear Editor,

For an older person like myself, I can’t understand why these football players started sitting down when the anthem is played. There is no way you can do this in a sign of a protest. The anthem and the American flag is almost sacred to many people. In many wars, service men have died trying to protect the flag, also when carrying it forward in battle.

I feel so strong about this matter, I don’t know what to believe. Look what happened in North Carolina. These riots should be stopped. Back a few years the police had orders to shoot them. Where are we headed?

Gene Madsen
Bigfork