Taking A Knee

Apologies for the gap on posting, something happened to happened to this non-teckie. Thanks to Mike Frazier I got it fixed.

I love football. More specifically I love Kansas City Chiefs football. Yesterday the social media and television was ablaze about the President’s comments about “taking a knee” and patriotism. He was supported and condemned broadly across all media. NFL owners posted statements supporting, for the most part, their players. I was determined that if the Chiefs took a knee I would take a break and go do something for productive on a Sunday afternoon. Amazingly the cameras began at kick off, skipping the whole drama.
Here is my take on things. The flag represents two things to me. Our history and a vision of what we want to become. Ours has been a history of greatness but also of disappointments and weakness. What we should become may never be realized but I think when you don’t strive to improve and have no higher aspirations, you are doomed to mediocrity and malaise. That’s what veterans support, the securing of a system that has an environment of reaching dreams and equality. The flag and the veteran are inseparable.


Don’t forget our regular meetings continue the first and third Thursdays of the month at 7:00 PM. Our usual dinner will be the October 5, 2017 and will start at 7:00 PM and there will be a meal at 6:00 PM. We look forward to Chef Sebert’s culinary masterpiece. Monday morning Koffee Klatch meetings in August are still scheduled for biscuits and gravy and always a cup of Joe (coffee to the civilians).
Keep your eye on the weather in case things have to be postponed. That will be most likely if the storms bring strong winds and lightning. If you are a veteran come on by. If you have a good story it may end up in print. Also keep up with us at website “americanlegion142.org”.

About Gary Lanham

Authors the weekly article "News from the Hut", about local American Legion Post #142 in Hominy, OK. Read his weekly articles in the "Hominy News Progress".
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