For its home games, the Denver Broncos go all out to promote traditional American patriotic values on the grandest of scales. The team invites veterans and service men and women to march out before the throngs. A huge American flag is extended over the gridiron in spirited tribute. A vocalist, the team and its fans honor the nation standing tall, many with their right hand over their heart, singing proudly our anthem’s great words of enduring American freedom and bravery.
Playing in Buffalo, N.Y., Sunday, the Broncos — joining teams across the National Football League — displayed an even deeper understanding of our patriotism, and we hope the decision by the players and their management to unite in the face of a call to divide them serves as an important lesson to us all.
For clearly, our country must find a way to advance beyond this troubled chapter in our racial history without leadership from the White House.
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