“I think they all should stand for the Anthem and salute the flag. That’s how I was raised.”

Mike Erow, Danville

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“It’s complicated. I feel the fact that they kneel down on one knee, that is respectful. I think the president (Donald Trump) should stay out of it and it will go away. I liked the way the Dallas Cowboys did it on Sunday where they locked arms, got down on their knees. They prayed, then they got up when the National Anthem was played. I thought that was a great way of showing respect in a different way.”

Tom Fish, Mount Vernon

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“I think they should stand, being loyal to the country and to the people who are fighting for our country.”

Cathy Williams, Mount Vernon

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“I think it’s very respectful. If you know anything about that, that’s how they show their respect at the end of a game. The President (Donald Trump) does not respect the flag. There are many times people have pledged allegiance and he did not. When he was in the debates, he did not pray or anything like that. He was militant. And the fact that he has the audacity to fault anybody else is unbelievable.”

Leslie Workman, Dayton

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“It’s sad because my daughter told my kids in high school are doing it now. Bad examples just multiply.”

Pam Casto, Fredericktown

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“My opinion is, they can do and express the way they want. As long as they do their duty, pay their tax and fight for this country, the rest they can express the way they want. There are rules that you do your legal duty if they call you, but your view of the history, present, past and future, depends on how you express yourself. Anything you make extremely sacred is going to become religion. The flag is a sign of unity. But the other things we have in common are more important than any sign — our faith is more important, our lives, the way we get a job, the way we respond to disaster, those are what makes for unity.”

Jordan Meak, Hilliard



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