Kneelers fail to honor and respect country

first_imgAs a teacher with 37 years of experience, I always attempted to inspire my students with a love of country and a respect for our flag and our national anthem.I find myself appalled at the growing disrespect for our country, our flag and our anthem throughout America. I’m even more distraught as I see it occurring in my own backyard.Taking the knee at a Niskayuna High School football game and refraining to play the national anthem at the beginning of a high school pep rally in order to ensure a safe and comfortable environment for students makes absolutely no sense to me.In our country today, I find myself mourning a nation’s educational system that permits the foundation for a better America, built by dedicated and diligent educators throughout the years, to crumble before our eyes.I submit that we heed the words of President Ronald Reagan, “When we honor our flag we honor what we stand for as a nation — freedom, equality, justice, and hope.” I expect the same is true when we play or sing our national anthem.Pamela A. ZilkaScotiaMore from The Daily Gazette:Foss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidation Categories: Letters to the Editor, Opinionlast_img read more

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Short and sweet

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Pain will outweigh gain in the new planning tariff

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