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They stormed the beaches of Normandy, marched their way through the jungles of Vietnam and trudged through the sands and landmines of Iraq and Afghanistan. They fought for Old Glory and American values. Thousands upon thousands died.

When these elitist, leftist, anti-American football players take a knee during our national anthem, they are not protesting. They are desecrating every single grave of our brave soldiers, who gave their lives for this country.

When you honor the national anthem, you value this country. When you thumb your nose at it, you demonstrate nothing but contempt for America as well as for all our brave veterans — especially those who gave their lives so these ingrates could have the privilege of playing football.

They don't deserve to even be on the field. It is clear the left wants to destroy everything we hold dear in America.

Carolyn Fox, Valparaiso

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Marc is a veteran investigative reporter and editor of more than 15 years, including 10 years at The Times, where he is the investigative editor. He is also the founder of the Calumet Region Civil War Preservation Project.