WW II Veteran “Takes a Knee”

A World War II vet named John Middlemas became an internet sensation over the weekend by showing his solidarity for NFL players who take a knee.

John’s grandson posted a photo to Twitter saying, quote, “My grandpa is a 97 year old WWII vet and Missouri farmer who wanted to join with those who #TakeaKnee:  ‘Those kids have every right to protest.'”

His post has been liked 303,000 times and retweeted more than 116,000 times.

According to a Springfield newspaper, John’s a big supporter of civil rights and proud to have served alongside black servicemen aboard a submarine in the war.  He’s NOT a fan of the president though.

When asked how he felt about Trump criticizing athletes who take a knee, he called the president, quote, “garbage-mouthed.”

My grandpa is a 97 year-old WWII vet & Missouri farmer who wanted to join w/ those who : “those kids have every right to protest.”


Originally posted on September 25th, 2017


Spring Cleaning Shopping List is Here! “13 Reasons Why” is Helping Teens Some Cool Spring Cleaning Tips Quota International Massillon Spring Arrives When? Will You Corned Beef it Tomorrow?