Long before anyone got on the night bus thousands of white soilders gave their lives in an effort to eliminate slavery and afford everyone the opportunity to achieve success living in our great country. As decades passed, the flag, the anthem and the image of our country was held high with hundreds of thousands of individuals (rich and poor) making the ultimate sacrafice. There is no excuse for taking a knee; none at all. Everyone is aforded freedom of speech and one can find thousands of places and times to promote whatever cause one might choose. Doing it when the National Anthem is being played is not one of them.