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Store Owner Cancels NFL Star’s Event Over Anthem Protest… Makes Epic Move For America

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Denver Broncos linebacker Brandon Marshall was one of the NFL players who had decided to protest alleged racial injustice by kneeling when the national anthem is played before games.

In turn, Marshall has gotten a taste of the reciprocal nature of free speech and the consequences imposed by the free market.

Marshall was recently scheduled to sign autographs at Prime Time Sports in Colorado Springs, Colorado, but when store owner Stephen Martin found out about the football player’s protest, he decided to cancel the event and replace it with one that put Marshall and other protesters’ disrespectful behavior to shame.

Read Martin’s full post from Facebook below:

My name is Stephen Martin and I own Prime Time Sports in the Chapel Hills Mall. A month before the NFL season began I made an agreement with Brandon Marshall of the Denver Broncos to have a public autograph signing.

After Thursday night’s opening game I decided to cancel this event and soon after my store phones and social media pages were lit up with the kind of words that no business owner ever wants to here.

I respect Brandon Marshall’s freedom of expression, but I question his method of delivery. I agree that his concerns need to be addressed, but not at the expense of our flag and what it represents.

There have been times in the last week where I have gone AWOL to my heart by my silence, but now I have been awakened by the memory of my wife’s father Kenneth J Porwoll who survived the Bataan Death March.

He was thrown into the hull of a cargo ship called the Taga Maru where he was sandwiched with hundreds of other soldiers without room to even lie down while being hauled to Japan where he was a POW for 3 1/2 years. He was saturated in human sweat, urine and fecal matter for weeks in plus 100 degree heat without food, water or medical care and to this store owner that story is a better use of the word “deplorable”.

I was at this man’s funeral. I saw the American Flag draped over his coffin. I was there when that folded American Flag was handed to his wife, Mary Ellen Porwoll. I heard that 21 gun salute.

This store owner believes that the simple act of standing during our national anthem is a noble and responsible gesture that salutes our nation and the military that protects it. Now I want to stand up and hear the voice of the American Flag and I need your help.

I am asking for photos of your loved ones that are veterans, in active service, who have been injured in the line of duty or who have paid the ultimate price. I will post these photos on my store front windows under the banner, “These people have sacrificed for the ideas represented by our flag. We honor them”.

I got this powerful vision that we can cover these windows top to bottom and side to side and proclaim our support for these United States of America. Will you help me build this wall of honor?

Photos can be brought in or mailed to Prime Time Sports, 1710 Briargate Blvd, Colorado Springs, CO 80920 or emailed to honortheflagprimetimesports@gmail.com.

You can see some of the responses Martin has already received here, as well as seeing his post in its original context:

By Sunday, Martin posted on Facebook that he had received 176 pictures to put up on the wall after just five days of his “Honor the Flag” event.

“Our voice, the voice of the active, the injured and the fallen is being heard,” Martin wrote. “Thank You, America.”

H/T Independent Journal

 

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6 Comments

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    September 29, 2016 at 2:25 pm

    These stupid ball pliers are looked up to by children. Is their deploable behavior what you want your kids to see?

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    January 4, 2017 at 5:08 pm

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    February 12, 2017 at 10:52 am

    Tenés mucha razón!…quizás lo que más nos falte es -en todos los ámbitos de la vida pública y privada- sentido común para aplicar la ley, los reglamentos y todas las decisiones políticas.Hay quienes se quedan atados a la letra y pierden el "espíritu"de la ley, logrando tergiversar totalmente su fundamento.Abrazos!

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    March 22, 2017 at 3:35 am

    A while back there was a report detailing how certain American states, northern and coastal states, were drawing closer to Canada and entering into joint initiatives on a state/province basis.Here on the Left Coast there's always been a discernable affinity among the peoples of BC, Washington and Oregon. I think BCers are considerably fonder of our immediate coastal Americah cousins than some of the more loutish Albertans.

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