By: Brian Evans

On Monday, President Trump revealed that when he hosted a White House event in their honor, some Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles actually refused to stand for the National Anthem. Consequently, with around 1000 fans expected at an upcoming event to honor the team, President Trump came to the conclusion to uninvite the entire team, and instead host an event to honor America and the heroes who fight to protect it.
Philadelphia Eagles
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President Trump said that  instead of the team attending the event, the Eagles had sought to send a smaller delegation to the White House instead, and the President said… 

“The Philadelphia Eagles are unable to come to the White House with their full team to be celebrated tomorrow.  They disagree with their President because he insists that they proudly stand for the National Anthem, hand on heart, in honor of the great men and women of our military and the people of our country.  The Eagles wanted to send a smaller delegation, but the 1,000 fans planning to attend the event deserve better. These fans are still invited to the White House to be part of a different type of ceremony—one that will honor our great country, pay tribute to the heroes who fight to protect it, and loudly and proudly play the National Anthem.  I will be there at 3:00 p.m. with the United States Marine Band and the United States Army Chorus to celebrate America.” 

President Donald J. Trump

The President then tweeted on Monday afternoon…
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The ceremony is set to take place on Tuesday afternoon at the White House.
One thing is for certain. The President’s has been, and continues to be, a strong proponent of the NFL showing respect to not only our flag and country, but to the military, veterans, and those who have fought, bled, and died for the freedoms that so many American’s seem to take for granted today. The NFL has conceded that the President’s stance on the issue helped to influence their decision to adopt the 15 yard penalty rule for teams that refuse to stand for the national anthem. A move in the right direction, but only a slight move in the right direction.
Today, we are fortunate enough to finally have an American President who understands that the American Flag has been, and continues to be, a symbol of pride, and American values, since the dawn of our country. It symbolizes much more than a piece of cloth to our military, veterans, American’s and people around the globe. It is a symbol of freedom, and a symbol that should be respected and honored.
Unfortunately, over the past few years, America has become victim of a spreading, and ever-growing cancer that took root in our Professional Sports, and is trying to spread and erode the very fabric of our nation. Too many have fought and died for this country, and given their very life for what the flag represents to have our fellow American’s dishonor, and disrespect it. It is not simply a piece of cloth. It is a symbol of what our nation is, and what our nation stands for. 
So why is there so many willing to show such disrespect? To start with, our nation has slowly moved away from educating our children about history. When we do that, history tends to repeat itself. That is why we have so many of our youth claiming to embrace communism in the name of equality, despite the fact that communist nations of the past snuffed out freedoms, forced their citizens into poverty, and exterminated millions of their people in the name of justice. American’s have also chosen to abandon God’s laws. They have minimized the family unit, glamorized sex, and promoted greed. Progressive’s have pitted men against women, black against white, legal citizen against illegal alien, and used greed to promote class warfare. We have abandoned God’s principles, but it is not too late. We need to defy those who fight to diminish our flag, our soldiers, our veteran’s, and our nation. We need to educate our children about the history of our great nation, and the history of the world. But most importantly, we need to educate our children about God, and his teachings. It is then, and only then, that we will be able to protect and preserve our nation for ourselves and our posterity for many generations to come.