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Why Do We Play the National Anthem?

The National Anthem has been performed at the start of sporting events for years, but why?

For quite some time, Steve Gorman has wondered why a profit-producing organization like the NFL has our country's song played before it, but that is neither here nor there. The bigger question at hand is why can't people understand what the anthem protesting is ACTUALLY ABOUT, and continue to think it's disrespecting veterans or armed forces members?

Steve touched on the comments from Rob Ryan earlier today and more in the audio below:

Why Play the Anthem