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Sound Off for Oct. 4: In London, Saints were big supporters of ‘the flag’ — the yellow one

New Orleans Saints running back Mark Ingram (22) runs against Miami Dolphins linebacker Lawrence Timmons (94) during the second half of an NFL football game at Wembley Stadium in London, Sunday Oct. 1, 2017.
New Orleans Saints running back Mark Ingram (22) runs against Miami Dolphins linebacker Lawrence Timmons (94) during the second half of an NFL football game at Wembley Stadium in London, Sunday Oct. 1, 2017. AP

We know better

To those who ask if we stand up in our living rooms during the national anthem: Whether we do or not, we know we are supposed to stand out of respect to the flag, and to those who fought and died for our freedom.

Plenty of Grace

Caray Grace of WLOX, this is meant as a compliment: Looking in books there was a picture of Vanessa Williams. I admire her courage, strength. You favor her. Your eyes, smile, hair style, intelligence, you’re a great speaker.

No reverence

The writer of “Why can’t they kneel?” is correct. People do kneel when they pray. However, these NFL players are not kneeling to pray to the god of football. Kneeling, the opposite of standing tall in honor of our flag, shows their disrespect for this country.

Anyone care?

Trump is seriously undermining our democracy. The Republican politicians don’t seem to care.

Let’s go!

When are our can-do Seabees going to be given the order to go into Puerto Rico with equipment to rebuild and most importantly get food and water to our fellow Americans? The cargo planes are ready, the Seabees are ready. Let’s go!

Flag-lovers

For the three of us on the Gulf Coast who still follow pro football, I am pleased to report that the refs at the Saints game were great supporters of “the flag,” especially in the first half. It seemed that every other play resulted in a called foul — three separate infractions were called on one play. Had the flags been red, white and blue rather than yellow, one would have thought themselves attending a Fourth of July parade rather than an NFL game.

Laws were broken

I take issue with the statement in the post stating “people being shot by a police officer for no reason.” There were reasons: laws had been broken, suspect was resisting arrest, and the officer’s life was in danger. These facts were investigated and ruled on by our courts. If you disagree, yes protest. However, before you do, research the issue and make an informed choice instead of just following others who may have a biased view.

Donate blood

It was gratifying to see the response when blood donors were sought after the massacre in Las Vegas. Unfortunately, blood has an expiration date. Every single day, people need blood because of deliberate acts of violence, horrible accidents, ravaging illnesses and medical emergencies. Donate blood whenever you can ... It’s truly a gift of life.

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