NFL Players Should Stand for the National Anthem Olivia Watt

The national anthem is meant to honor veterans, active service members, and the United States' fight for freedom.

Colin Kaepernick of the San Francisco 49ers actively protests the national anthem by kneeling while it is played.

This is the ultimate act of disrespect towards the men and women who have risked their lives for America's freedom and security.

The NFL and NFLPA impose fines for disrespecting other players and referees.

The same fines should be enforced for disrespect towards veterans and active service members.

This is the kind of behavior that should be present during the national anthem.

Service members fight for our freedom every day. Some are injured in battle and still respect the national anthem. Why is it so hard for football players to show them respect?

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