Letter: Kneeling is not a sign of disrespect

My mentor, James Condell, was a Black American who served with the Tuskegee Airmen. I don't think he'd feel disrespected by athletes who kneel.

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My friend and mentor, James Condell, served in the U.S. Army during World War II. All branches of the military were segregated at that time. Condell was a Black American; he served with the Tuskegee Airmen, the first African-American military aviators in the U.S. armed forces.

I am immensely proud of his service, and I do not think he was dishonored or disrespected by athletes kneeling during the National Anthem. I don't think he would have felt that way either.

Richard Henderson lives in Moorhead.

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