To the players in the NFL who refuse to stand and salute our Nation’s Flag, allow me to introduce you to my daughter Lucy Ferguson. Lucy is 19 years old and chose to answer the call to defend our American freedoms this year by joining the United States Navy. She wants to serve our great nation.
She made it through boot camp, training in Pensacola, FL and will serve aboard an aircraft carrier. This young lady is willing to lay her life on the line for all of us. Her salary is less than that of an entry-level job at a fast food restaurant. Her income barley allows her to make ends meet, much less afford any luxuries.
She is willing to make the ultimate sacrifice for you. She, the men and women who serve with her, and those that have given so much before deserve your respect and gratitude. Your failure to honor our county’s symbol of freedom is a failure to honor the brave Americans who make your dreams possible.
I hope one day you will have the decency to do the right thing. It says a lot about your character that you won’t honor someone as brave as my daughter. It says even more about her character that she will keep fighting for you despite that.