2 Students in Elementary School Choir Kneel for Anthem at MLB Game
Two elementary school students kneeled on the field during the pregame national anthem ceremony at a Seattle Mariners game.
A video posted on Twitter by a fan at the game, Louis Penna, showed the two girls kneeling – across from the military honor guard presenting two American flags -- as they performed “The Star-Spangled Banner” Saturday with the student choir from Seattle’s Mount View Elementary School.
— Louis Penna (@louispenna) April 1, 2018
Seattle’s Highline Public Schools said in a statement to the Huffington Post: "Obviously, the school district respects the First Amendment rights of our students ... [it's an] individual act by the students."
Here at Safeco Field where an elementary school sung the anthem and two students took a knee while performing. pic.twitter.com/HwHIsowsxN
— Ryan S. Clark (@ryan_s_clark) April 1, 2018
On "Fox & Friends First" Tuesday, U.S. Army officer and opinion columnist Jeremy Hunt said he believes children are being taught "revisionist history" in schools.
"It's so incredible just seeing how the story really shows just the cultural divide taking place in our country," he said.
Hunt said he doesn't think patriotism is being taught enough to students.
"Even worse than that, [kids] are not being taught the same American history that many [older citizens] were brought up learning," he said.
The action taken by the students comes nearly two years after former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick sparked a national movement by kneeling in protest during the national anthem before a preseason game.
A photo of the kneeling girls was re-tweeted by Kaepernick.