Some men stand for the national anthem to spurn discrimination

Kaepernick might be sitting down to protest race relations in America (and raise his profile while he faces getting demoted on the field), but Verdun P. Woods stood for the same reason. He stood during the National Anthem as a veteran who joined the military when it was still segregated. He enlisted to serve, protect, and risk death for a country that offered him fewer options then because of the color of his skin. Then he came home and got a job with the U.S. Postal Service.

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Verdun Woods taught his son, through examples and actions, to sing loudly, sing proudly, and stand before the flag during the National Anthem, Keith Woods says…

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