Farmer Who Plowed Pro-Anthem Message Into Field: Our Flag, Country Should Be Honored
It seems like everyone in the country is weighing in on the national anthem debate, and that includes North Dakota farmer Gene Hanson.
Hanson went viral this week for mowing a message into his bean crops: “We stand for the national anthem.”
The message, which was in response to NFL players who refuse to stand for "The Star-Spangled Banner," has been widely praised. Even President Trump took to Facebook to salute Hanson for standing up for the anthem, flag and country.
"I didn't think it was anything about black, white or brown, Democrat or Republican. It was all about honoring our flag and our country," Hanson said on "Fox & Friends" this morning. "There's a lot of people that died for it, so I thought that it should be honored."
Hanson said it took him two tries to get his pro-anthem message right. During the first attempt, he was interrupted by a passerby with only a couple letters to go. When he resumed plowing, he left out one of the letters.
"I had to go back on the other side of the field and do another one," he said.
It isn't the first time Hanson has used his tractor to plow a phrase onto his field.
Some of his previous messages include “Drain the Swamp,” “Blue Lives Matter,” “GOP, get your act together” and “Vote Trump.”
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