Last night an organic hashtag appeared on Twitter about the 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s national anthem protest.
The hashtag #VeteransForKaepernick was trending and we got to hear from of the men and women who bravely defend our country. These soldiers he men and women wanted to express their own feelings and thoughts.
As most prominent figures in the NFL along with citizens have condemned Kaepernick for sitting during the Star-Spangled Banner. Contrary to popular belief, quite a few of our military members are supporting Kaepernick.
Don’t use my service–or that of any veteran–to justify the silencing of black Americans. Not on my watch. #VeteransForKaepernick
— Charles Clymer (@cmclymer) August 31, 2016
— Isaac wright (@I_Zac33) August 31, 2016
— Baltic Avenue (@Baltic_Avenue) August 31, 2016
— Ed Beck (@DEdwardBeck) August 31, 2016
— Nicole (@dcmbrdiva) August 31, 2016
— Marco (@BasedMarcoM) August 31, 2016
#VeteransForKaepernick is truly one of the best hashtags to happen on this app
— Ashley Holcomb (@ashleyxholcomb) August 31, 2016
— SH🍔N (@brownlashon) August 31, 2016