Re “The most inspiring thing about the NFL is a player who’s not even in the league” (California Forum, Sept. 26): There’s a time and a place for everything, including political expression about the imperfections of America and its political leaders. Some things are sacred or at least they should be like, for example, when our National Anthem is playing. Those who choose to stay in the locker room, sit or doing something else other than how to best be present when our national anthem is played speak for themselves and a small ungrateful minority in our great country. I will stand 100 percent of the time, no questions asked. I’m an American and a veteran and proud of it. The nuances of America, the imperfect, are challenges so let's get to work because. We have much to do.
Edward Joseph Pierini, Jr., Sacramento