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97 year old WWII veteran who wanted to join with those who take a knee: “Those kids have every right to protest.”

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97 year old WWII veteran who wanted to join with those who take a knee: “Those kids have every right to protest.”

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29 Comments

  1. teeohdeedee123

    September 24, 2017 at 11:36 pm

    The Bears need a Wide Receiver if he wants to join in on the NFL paychecks, too. He couldn’t be any worse than who we have on the roster now.

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  2. TooShiftyForYou

    September 24, 2017 at 11:36 pm

    When you’re 97 years-old you have every right to refer to men in their 30’s as kids.

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  3. Sulde

    September 24, 2017 at 11:36 pm

    Yes, because real patriotism isn’t how you treat a flag. It’s how you treat Americans.

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  4. Karrionhardt

    September 24, 2017 at 11:36 pm

    The United States of America was a country founded in protest. The right to criticize your government without punishment was literally the first amendment that occured to the founding fathers.

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  5. BenNSyder

    September 24, 2017 at 11:36 pm

    DAMMIT HOLD STILL GRANDPA I NEED THIS KARMA

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  6. IAMATruckerAMA

    September 24, 2017 at 11:36 pm

    Also, kneeling is not specifically listed as a disrespectful in the flag code, unlike common practices like wearing flag apparel, putting the flag on disposable items, and using the flag for advertisement.

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  7. nextMalayPresiden

    September 24, 2017 at 11:36 pm

    “I’ve protested and I can’t get up!”

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  8. StephenGrimes

    September 24, 2017 at 11:36 pm

    Why is no 1 else commenting how good he looks for 97

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  9. RetardsAdvocate

    September 24, 2017 at 11:36 pm

    ELI5 the whole “take a knee” thing going on right now.

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  10. ToeSawBagTron

    September 24, 2017 at 11:36 pm

    Taking a knee in protest seems like such a small freedom but has such a massive importance to everyones everyday life. Thank your grandfather for his service for me.

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  11. Ezzy17

    September 24, 2017 at 11:36 pm

    Funny how dudes who have actually served our country, truly understand the rights they have given so much to protect.

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  12. Reno83

    September 24, 2017 at 11:36 pm

    As a veteran myself, I think it’s their right to free speech. I don’t find it offensive at all. On the contrary, it’s evidence that my years of service were for a good cause. What I do take offense to is a draft-dodging bully trying to send soldiers/sailors/marines/airmen to unnecessary wars to defend his own ego.

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  13. Operatics

    September 24, 2017 at 11:36 pm

    So, uh, how do we know that this isn’t just a picture of an old veteran taking a knee in his backyard with zero political agenda? Is this the OP or OP’s father/grandfather?

    EDIT – Looks like this is the context/source. https://twitter.com/brennanmgilmore/status/911960316220764160

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  14. notice_moi

    September 24, 2017 at 11:36 pm

    r/outoftheloop

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  15. Ezzy17

    September 24, 2017 at 11:36 pm

    It’s normal dudes like this that are our country’s real heroes.

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  16. LassieMcToodles

    September 24, 2017 at 11:36 pm

    I like how the teams all linked arms, even those who were standing with those who were kneeling, to show that they supported one another regardless of whether they wanted to protest or not.

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  17. soundsthatwormsmake

    September 24, 2017 at 11:36 pm

    Being old myself, I know he is in pain getting down on one knee.

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  18. dickfromaccounting

    September 24, 2017 at 11:36 pm

    plot twist: OP has no relation to this guy, he just walked into their backyard and started kneeling

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  19. ElectricFleshlight

    September 24, 2017 at 11:36 pm

    I notice how it’s almost always civilians who never served that freak the fuck out over the flag, meanwhile most active members and vets don’t really care.

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  20. Cadaverlanche

    September 24, 2017 at 11:36 pm

    Damned 97 year old uppity millennial snowflakes!

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  21. XxSliphxX

    September 24, 2017 at 11:36 pm

    This whole situation pisses me off. I don’t even watch sports so none of that aspect even matters to me. What does irk me is freedom of speech/protest is all well and good until someone disagrees with you. Then it’s fire them all! kill them all! burn the witch! The hypocrisy is maddening to me. I’ve seen people be more tolerant to the fucking KKK and all there shenanigans but don’t worship the flag? All hell breaks loose. Wtf kind of logic is going on here? I served 8 years in the military and I gotta say all these people up in arms over people kneeling instead of standing makes me sick, you don’t get it AT ALL. When people have to be afraid of protesting PEACEFULLY without being subject to absolutely insane backlash it’s all over for this country. This goes for any peaceful protest.

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  22. TerroristOgre

    September 24, 2017 at 11:36 pm

    Somebody fire this son of a bitch.

    Traitor to his country.

    /s

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  23. van-nostrand-md

    September 24, 2017 at 11:36 pm

    Absolutely. They have the right to protest and people have the right to be offended and say stuff about it. As long as people aren’t trying to infringe on anyone else’s rights I don’t have a problem with either.

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  24. Arefuseaccount

    September 24, 2017 at 11:36 pm

    A right to protest still has social consequences.

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  25. DuarteNGS

    September 24, 2017 at 11:36 pm

  26. CriminalMacabre

    September 24, 2017 at 11:36 pm

    Aaaaand you fucked up your knee again.

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  27. usechoosername

    September 24, 2017 at 11:36 pm

    Good for him! Being able to get to one knee at that age

    But really, good for him with the protest is ok thing.

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  28. Jive_Bob

    September 24, 2017 at 11:36 pm

    Are you sure he isn’t just gardening?

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  29. Anonymous

    September 24, 2017 at 11:36 pm

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