Thursday, September 8, 2016

Stand and salute

Have you been following the issue of an American Football star who kneels during the U.S. national anthem.

Even if you haven't, here's how the topic has expanded into--for the moment--the United States Navy (from a media report in [S]ailor Faces Discipline After Viral Flag Protest.
A sailor who filmed herself refusing to stand for morning colors is now facing administrative action, has learned.
Lt. Cmdr. Kate Meadows, a spokeswoman for Naval Education and Training Command, said actions were ongoing regarding the sailor, but declined to specify what they were.
The sailor, who has not been publicly identified, is assigned to Naval Air Technical Training Center in Pensacola, Florida, Meadows confirmed, and is expected to be allowed to continue training. 
At issue is an eight-and-a-half minute video posted to Facebook in which the sailor sat through morning colors in protest of the now-defunct third stanza of the National Anthem, which she described as racist.
The command became aware of the filmed protest Aug. 31, Meadows said.

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