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Every hero is remembered for what he did for others, but sadly that is not Kaepernick case. He is remembered for what he refused to do: stand in honor of the national anthem.

But here is one reminder and someone who Kaepernick and other players can look up to. William H. Carney, first black man to earn the Medal of Honor treated the flag, who was born into slavery years before the Civil War.

After running away to the north to get his freedom, Carney decided to join the Union forces a volunteer sergeant. He could have hidden in Canada and wait for the war to be over but he didn’t do that.

“On July 18, 1863, 54th Massachusetts Colored Infantry Regiment soldiers led the charge on Fort Wagner. During the battle, the color guard, John Wall, was struck by a fatal bullet. He staggered and was about to drop the flag when Carney saw him,” explained the States News Service.

That moment is immortalized in the movie “Glory.”

“Carney seized the flag, and held it high despite fierce fighting, inspiring the other soldiers. He was wounded twice — in his leg and right arm — and bled heavily,” continued States News.

“Although the Army sergeant could hardly crawl, he clutched the flag until he finally reached the walls of Fort Wagner. He planted ‘Old Glory’ in the sand and held it tightly until he was rescued, nearly lifeless from blood loss.”

During his final moment, he handed off the banner to a fellow soldier with a message, “Boys, I only did my duty; the old flag never touched the ground!”

Carney got Medal of Honor for his courageous actions, and his pledge to never let the American flag fall down became an empowering cry for the military and every patriot in America.

People like Kaepernick don’t get to be heroes by disrespecting the flag when there were and still are people like Carney. Kaepernick and the other players will never understand how powerful is the national anthem and flag to the people who love this country.

There can never be a comparison between the football field and the battlefield, and that’s the main reason why these spoiled athletes can’t find it in themselves to love and respect the flag.

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  • Beverly Jorgensen says:

    The American Flag is not just about wars being fought and those who went to war to keep us safe, though this is very important in where we as a people have But for the most part the entire country is united under one flag. Some of us have a tougher time than others. We have choices to stay in those situation or get out of it.Many of those kneeling made a choice to rise out of where they came from. Good for them. Choices are very much connected to freedom and our flag and why we fight to help another person or country. How about instead of making a bunch of money and recognize which country you are in making this money?

    Problem is so much of our history good and bad and the ugly is not being taught in schools anymore. PC is ruining our country. Our youth need to know why those who fought wars did so.What are the stories behind why those decisions were made. Discussions need to take place. People need to come together and talk and listen and understand. When we make mistakes, we work to fix them…Ages ago in America where so many suffered, we learned as a young nation to adjust and change how we have done things. BUT, we, not just a government, made choices to create these changes. Why because our flag, our country, our values and our right to believe in God were in place.

    This whole action taking place right now is not about race, but it is about values. Where did those who want to ridicule America come from? Outsiders wanting to come here, outsiders dictating how we should be governed. It is really about trying to take the flag down, God and country. Why? I ask why? People now are coming here saying they want what we have. They suffered where they came from. They want what we have but do not want to really work for it. The youth today just wants. Many didn’t get the memo that you have to work for what you have and then help another climb out of their suffering. WE do this in so many ways to help another in this country. It is not taught why our values are basically good. These teachings are now out of the school system being replaced with what is wrong….again then why come? Many outsiders are coming to simply take us down from the inside out….it starts with moral values, forgetting about God, changing right and wrong logical thinking is put aside, people become sheep.America it is time to wake up and take your country back…..those sheep get slaughter in time.

    Our flag is a symbol of what we are. You disrespect this, you disrespect us….again choices.

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