Colin Kaepernick’s refusal to stand during the national anthem has taken over the news cycle. It seems almost everyone has weighed in on the issue except one, extremely important group: American combat veterans. That changed Tuesday night the hashtag #VeteransForKaepernick was trending worldwide on Twitter, with thousands of vets standing by the San Francisco 49ers quarterback’s right to choose to stand or sit during the national anthem.
Vets of all races voiced their support for Kaepernick and called on Americans to understand that they fought for his rights to free speech and to protest.
Here is a sampling of the tweets: