‘Never took a knee…’ Navy Admiral puts anthem protesters to shame while honoring vets at Pearl Harbor

At one of Wednesday’s events marking the 75th commemoration of the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor, Navy Adm. Harry B. Harris Jr. made a not-so-subtle reference to NFLer Colin Kaepernick and his followers.

Clip via U.S. Department of Defense

Harris, who serves as commander, United States Pacific Command, found a stark contrast between the patriotism of those living during those times with that of those living today.

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“You can bet, that the men and women that we honor today and those who died that fateful morning 75 years ago never took a knee and never failed to stand when they heard our national anthem being played,” he said.

That earned him a huge round of cheers and applause, indicating that patriotism still lives in some corners of the country.

Surprisingly — or perhaps not so much — Harris’s observation brought the venom to the surface of those on the left.

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But others stuck up for the admiral and fired back.

H/T: Twitchy

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