America’s patriots are fighting back.
“We will be not be watching or listening to NFL games on November 12 in solidarity with veterans around the country, as football players have continued to disrespect the national anthem, the American flag and everything our nation stands for,” the group said on its page.
The group is seeking to have 100,000 members by the time Veterans Day, Nov. 11, arrives.
Gold Star mother Rose Warnsing is with them.
“I refuse to watch or spend any of my money supporting a bunch of prima donna millionaires that dance on my son’s grave,” she has said.
“My son, along with thousands upon thousands, have truly sacrificed all so these boys could play a game in the greatest country of them all. I support the right to protest but not their disrespect for the country my son gave his all for.”
Prominent veterans’ organizations have denounced the actions of NFL players who refuse to stand to honor the national anthem.
“There is a time and place for civil debate, and wearing team jerseys and using sporting events to disrespect our country doesn’t wash with millions of military veterans who have and continue to wear real uniforms on real battlefields around the globe,” said Keith Harman, a Vietnam veteran who heads the 1.7 million-member Veterans of Foreign Wars.
“I stand for our flag and anthem, and I kneel for our fallen. That’s what patriots do,” he said.
“That flag is more than just a symbol of our nation; it means all that’s right about our country,” said VFW spokesman Joe Davis. “And the disrespect that anyone, not just sports people, show toward the flag, which goes hand in hand with the national anthem, is something other veterans don’t tolerate.”
American Legion Commander Denise Rohan called the players “misguided and ungrateful.”
“There are many ways to protest, but the national anthem should be our moment to stand together as one United States of America,” she said. “Having a right to do something does not make it the right thing to do.”