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American Way: Philadelphia Eagles and Star-Spangled Banner

american way: We owe these heroes the greatest respect for defending our liberty and our American way of life, according to CTV. Their sacrifice is stitched into each star and every stripe of our Star-Spangled Banner, Trump said. Though many of our Nation's service members are unable to be home with family and friends to enjoy this evening's American tradition, they are always in our thoughts and prayers, Trump said in a statement about the game shortly before the matchup between the defending New England Patriots and the Philadelphia Eagles got underway. We hold them in our hearts and thank them for our freedom as we proudly stand for the National Anthem. Trump says the practice is disrespectful to service members, and he has criticized the league and team owners for allowing the kneeling to continue. The president has been critical of NFL players who exercise their right to freedom of expression by kneeling during the national anthem to protest unfair police treatment of minorities. ( As reported in the news.