San Francisco Giants manager Gabe Kapler has announced that he will pause his Memorial Day national anthem protest.
Last Friday, San Francisco Giants manager Gabe Kapler announced he would not be in the field for the national anthem after the Robb Elementary School massacre in Ovaldi, Texas, in which 19 children and two teachers were killed by an 18-year-old. AR-15 rifle. Kapler said he will continue his protest until he feels better about the direction of the country.
The decision came ahead of Memorial Day, a federal day that honors soldiers and women who lost their lives fighting for the country.
In his last blog on CaplifestyleKapler revealed that he will be at the stadium for the national anthem and Memorial Day celebrations for the San Francisco game against the Philadelphia Phillies.
Gabe Kapler will be in the square for the national anthem on Memorial Day
“Today, I will stand to play the national anthem,” Kapler writes. “While I strongly believe in the right to protest and the importance of doing so, I also strongly believe in honoring and honoring the soldiers and women of our country who fought and died for that right. Those who serve in our military, especially those who paid the ultimate price for our rights and freedoms, deserve this recognition and respect, and it is my honor that I stand on the line today to show it to me.”
In the same blog post, Kapler announced that he will be donating to two organizations on Memorial Day. These organizations are Everytown, an organization dedicated to ending gun violence, and Heart & Armor, an organization dedicated to the health of veterans.
Kapler detailed what he had in mind when he stood in the stadium for the national anthem right after the tragedy in Ovaldi. In a separate blog post titled “House of the Brave?”
“My mind dropped to the knee said; my body didn’t listen. I wanted to go back inside; instead I froze. I felt like a coward. I didn’t want to draw attention to myself. I didn’t want to snatch the victims or their families. There was a baseball game, a music band.” Rock, lights, party. I knew that thousands of people had been using this game to escape the horrors of the world for some time. I knew that thousands more would not understand this gesture and would consider it an insult to the military, veterans and themselves.
“But I’m not quite right with the state of this country. I wish I hadn’t let my unease threaten my integrity. I wish I could prove what I learned from my father, that when you are unhappy with your country, you make it known through protest. This home should encourage the brave.”
On Memorial Day, the Giants manager announced that he would be in the square for the festivities, while simultaneously spreading awareness of two organizations he donated to.