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Taking a knee is an honorable act

Miami Dolphins players kneel during the national anthem on Monday, Nov. 13, 2017.
Miami Dolphins players kneel during the national anthem on Monday, Nov. 13, 2017. (Bob Leverone / AP)

Kneeling was a peaceful protest against a president who violates the United States Constitution. Kneeling was directed at one person, one man who is the antithesis of all that our great country represents. It was an act of love and support for the military, a mighty group of brave people who dedicate their lives to truth, justice and country, whose lives are endangered everyday by the president.

My father, who flew 35 missions in World War II earning a Purple Heart, Oak Leaf Cluster and Bronze Star enlisted, as did his two brothers, to fight for all that our beloved democracy represents — truth, justice and freedom.

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So to interpret kneeling as anti-American or anti-military (“Taking pride in Ravens’ protests,” Jan. 3) is just another alternate fact propagated by President Donald Trump who dodged the draft and has proven himself unworthy of his title.

W. Rogers, Baltimore

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