Today is the 74th anniversary of D-Day, marking the 1944 Normandy landings in France when the Allied forces started to free mainland Europe from Nazi Germany. Back then the country was not dealing with protests against the National Anthem. It’s a different story today, and D-Day survivors are speaking out.
One of those is 93-year old Clyde Combs, who was a quartermaster on a PT boat that day, and was picking up survivors. He tells KTRH when it comes to the anthem protests, he's with President Trump.
“They don’t deserve to be earning a living playing ball if that’s all they can do is complain and not respect our American flag,” Combs said.
Another member of the Greatest Generation is former President George H.W. Bush, who was just released from a Maine hospital this week after battling low blood pressure. Former speechwriter Curt Smith says Mr. Bush would not agree with what's going on.
“He would find it incomprehensible. He wouldn’t condemn it, because he’s not that kind of person. He would simply find it unfathomable,” Smith explained.
As for the current controversy, Warner Todd Huston with Breitbart told KTRH News there's only one thing that would make this go away for the NFL.
“I’m not sure the NFL can be successful with anything other than a complete and utter ban on any kind of activism by players on the field,” Huston said, adding that includes not giving players and teams the option of staying in the locker room for the Star Spangled Banner.