Regarding the Oct. 5 sports article “Marching band protest gets ECU game off radio station”: I am confused. Recently, 19 members of the East Carolina band knelt on one knee while playing “The Star Spangled Banner” to express their political concerns.
It is my understanding that kneeling on one’s knee once was an act of allegiance, honor and fealty to one’s king. After we won the Revolutionary War against England we no longer had to kneel as an expression of loyalty.
I realize it has now become a demonstration of protest, but it is a strange way of expressing it. I support one’s right to protest but not by bowing one’s knee.