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Letter: Disrespect shown to flag is a slap in the face to vets

Disrespect shown to flag is a slap in the face to vets

As a veteran who gave two years of my life to defend Old Glory, I am deeply saddened by the disrespect shown by certain sports professionals, to our flag, during the singing of our national anthem. This conduct is a slap on the face to all those who are currently serving, or have served our nation, and is a way of saying, no thank you for your service.

Furthermore, the wishy-washy attitude of NFL management to properly deal with this problem is appalling. Although I feel people have a right to protest, and I support equal treatment for all in the eyes of the law, it should be in a forum other than disrespect for our flag. I continue to believe that our system of government, in spite of its faults, is the best in the world to work toward a one world, one people, one love goal.

Donald W. Readett

Orchard Park

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