American Legion prohibits anthem protests for sports league

The American Legion Executive Committee issued a resolution requiring all of its program participants to “show proper respect to the Flag of the United States, at all times, including during the National Anthem.” Failure to do so results in removal from American Legion programs. The resolution was in direct response to “recent actions by professional athletes, and now that of several youth sports teams, who are kneeling during the national anthem out of protest.”, (PDF of Resolution).