The current debate over kneeling or sitting in protest during the national anthem was ignited by Colin Kaepernick when he first refused to stand during "The Star-Spangled Banner" on Aug. 26, 2016. Since that time, many others have refused to stand for the national anthem. These protests have generated controversy and sparked a public conversation about the protesters' messages and how they've chosen to deliver them.
Here Are Reasons Why You Should Stand For The National Anthem
1. Refusing to stand for the National Anthem shows disrespect for the flag and members of the armed forces.
The national anthem pays respect to the people who have risked their lives, been injured, or died defending the United States. Carole Isham, a great-great-great-granddaughter of the writer of the national anthem (Francis Scott Key) stated that "it just blows my mind that somebody like (Kaepernick) would do what he does to dishonor the flag of this country and the national anthem when we have young men and women overseas fighting for this county, people that have died for this country.