Taking a knee

By Larry M. Head


Dear Editor:

World War I - 53,402 known U.S. military deaths; World War II - 291,557 known U.S. military deaths. Known total of 344,959

I do not disagree with the right for peaceful protest; however, those military members gave their lives so we can have the right for peaceful protest as well as all of our other freedoms! Taking a "knee" during the national anthem or not saluting the flag is, in my mind as well as that of many others, not a protest. It is nothing but the same as urination on the graves of those military deaths! There are many other peaceful means of protesting racial, other inequalities, government activity or lack thereof.

Larry M. Head
Hotchkiss