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.
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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