Sunday, September 24, 2017, is likely to be remembered because of widespread NFL protests.
In response to comments made by President Donald Trump, hundreds of professional football players opted to take a knee rather than stand for the national anthem. One team even planned not to even take the field until after the anthem had finished.
But September 24, 2017, should be remembered for another reason entirely — President Trump issued an official statement on recognizing National Gold Star Mother’s and Family’s Day, a day set aside to remember the families of those who have paid the ultimate price for our safety, our security, and our liberty.
The statement, released on Saturday, reads in part:
“Despite having endured unfathomable loss, many Gold Star families have turned their sorrow into action and community outreach to help others navigate this difficult journey. Their compassion, courage, determination, and strength inspire us all.
When the last rifle volley is fired, the final note of Taps echoes and fades away, and the carefully-folded National Colors are presented, it is our sacred duty to stand with these patriotic families to ensure they receive the care, compassion, and respect they have earned. On this day of remembrance, we pay tribute to those brave men and women in uniform who died protecting our great Nation, and we stand with the families who nurtured and loved them. Gold Star families have our sympathy, but more importantly, they have our respect and our gratitude.
The Congress, by Senate Joint Resolution 115 of June 23, 1936 (49 Stat. 1895 as amended), has designated the last Sunday in September as “Gold Star Mother’s Day.”
The fact that hundreds of professional football players also chose this day to kneel in defiance did not sit well with many:
I know the #NFL hates America, but to spit on the flag on Gold Star Mother’s Day is beyond heinous.
— toddstarnes (@toddstarnes) September 24, 2017
— MAGA Frolic (@TrumpFrolicker) September 24, 2017
— CrazyDesperateDems (@demcrazydems) September 24, 2017
— southern buckeye (@richtreehugger) September 24, 2017
Trump declares Sunday as Gold Star Family’s Day.
NFL players kneeling for National Anthem are disrespecting families of dead soldiers now. pic.twitter.com/C09CvIY2aE
— /pol/ News Infinity (@polNewsInfinity) September 24, 2017
— AppSame (@AppSame) September 24, 2017
— Rosie Unmasked (@almostjingo) September 24, 2017
— Frances Presley (@FrancesPresley) September 24, 2017
Keep it classy, guys.
Source: Conservative Daily