The Fourth of July was a protest also

THE COMMENTARY GAZETTE

For all those who really want to kneel during the National Anthem I suggest they visit a National Cemetery where lie the remains of those young men and women that without hesitation stood up for their country and paid the ultimate price for patriotism. They sacrificed their futures so that we could enjoy all the benefits of ours. Mr. Kaepernick and supporters of the professed anthem protest next time you receive an award or notoriety for showing your disrespect for the hero’s who gave their lives so you could earn millions of dollars and trash their memory, take a moment and think of them.

Think of what if the Fourth of July never occurred? Think if that flag and anthem where never conceived? Think of the words, study each phrase, think of what they describe, think of the men who’s selfishness under that bombardment where thinking only of preserving your freedom. Never forget that those men and women in 1776 were protesting also, but for the liberty you take for granted and seem to not fully appreciate.

My favorite John F. Kennedy quote is “…ask not what your country can do for you, Ask what you can do for your country…”

Today all we should be is just an American, putting aside all discord.

Thank you for taking the time to read this.

CONTRIBUTOR: Eddy Toorall

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