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Letter: Protest disrespects America’s veterans

Protest disrespects America’s veterans

I often wonder why I read the newspaper. Is it because I want to know what’s happening or to be upset while looking at a front-page picture of young men disrespecting the flag of their country? How can the coach allow such a spectacle? Are these the young men of tomorrow who are going to defend our country? Not in my world.

Yes, I do believe in freedom of speech. However, I also believe that those who defended my right to speak freely deserve respect. Let’s stand and give thanks to the men and women who have given their lives. The coach and his team should go to a veterans hospital and take a look around, especially at those who have lost limbs and now have mental issues.

You can place the blame on the NFL or President Trump or whomever, but it boils down to five minutes of you standing and showing respect for a country that has many freedoms and those who gave them to you.

Ray Spasiano


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