Many Americans are furious over San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s refusal to honor our nation by standing for the national anthem. But perhaps no one is as angered by it as troops and veterans are. In many ways, Kaepernick’s protest insults their honorable service. But at this weekend’s Army-Navy game, there was not going to be any kneeling in this incredible rendition of the national anthem.
The game opened with a prayer, and then midshipmen and cadets from both universities joined to sing the national anthem, in a video that is sure to give you chills:
In addition to the beautiful performance of the national anthem, spectators also cheered wildly when President-elect Donald Trump arrived at the game. The game, altogether, was a moving display of patriotism and unity, showing true respect for the flag and the values of this nation.
THIS is what we need more of.