I’ve seen several stories over the last few days that led with headlines proclaiming that “this is what he was talking about” — and those headlines brought back my own memories of what I felt when Colin Kaepernick repeatedly knelt during the National Anthem before San Francisco 49er (my team) football games.  For me, and every veteran I know, we were not offended at all by his MESSAGE — we were offended (I ultimately stopped watching the NFL) by his METHOD of protest which I and many of my friends felt was disrespectful to the flag that we fought for.

We’ll talk about it.