If you players were born in the United States of America it is very likely your ancestors fought for our freedom. Our United States Army, Navy, Marines, Coast Guards and Air Force are fighting at the moment for our freedom. In addition all the disgraceful and disrespectful NFL Players, Owners and Coaches who do not honor our flag, our country by not standing for the National Anthem.
Maybe each dishonorable player should be assigned a mission with our Navy SEALS or Army Rangers to find out how freedom is won. Freedom is not a gift wrapped up with ribbons and bows. It is only accomplished by a continued battle of brave men and women who are paid very little to fight for the love of their county and family.
Our country was born from the blood of our ancestors that soaked the battlefields and turned the creeks and rivers red with spilled blood; from both sides. They went into battle face-to-face—each side looked into their enemy’s eyes to witness their death.
When you are kneeling do you see the spirits of the little drummer boys that led our soldiers into battles? They were proud to be chosen to march and beat their drums. They knew they would probably not return to their parents or see their little brothers and sisters again.
Most were not even 16 years old—yet they marched proudly into battle for freedom. Some were so young they cried and hugged their pets for the last time. The young boys picked up their drums and marched away to become the brave hearts of our history. The drummer boys were very valuable because their beats communicated commands that reached the soldiers from the Generals.
Maybe you will see the little drummer boy who was only eight (8) years old marching with his little puppy in a backpack pressed lovely against his back. Did you see his grandmother running into the finished battlefield to get her only grandchild and his puppy? Both were dead, but she carefully lifted each one up and kissed them. (One of my ancestors.)
Who could kill the spirit of a child in our world today you might ask? Well, I say look into your heart and search for the answer while looking into your mirror. Will you stand and honor our flag, our country and our National Anthem?
I ask you how can people who are privileged to live in the United States of America making millions of dollars yearly turn their backs on all who died for our flag. Do you have no honor? What kind of role-models are you for your children and all the American children? Or, are you too afraid to stand against your team? Does your NFL team not respect our flag, our country, the American people or the brave hearts of little drummer boys.
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