Keep it brave
Sunday was Veterans Day, and I watched the magnificent opening ceremonies honoring veterans at the Chiefs game. The national anthem was beautiful.
But then I was so disappointed with members of the crowd who shouted “home of the Chiefs!” at the end instead of “home of the brave.” This act didn’t show the class I always thought Kansas City fans had.
Honor the veterans at the beginning. You have the rest of the game to cheer for the Chiefs.
The Kansas City Chiefs have one of the most exciting offenses in NFL history. Led by quarterback Patrick Mahomes, they are capable of scoring 40 points every game. With some of the most dynamic athletes in the game, including Tyreek Hill, Chris Conley, Sammy Watkins, Travis Kelce and Kareem Hunt, they have been giving NFL fans excitement all season.
Hopefully, the Chiefs will continue playing well and go all the way to the Super Bowl.
Kudos to National WWI Museum and Memorial president and CEO Matthew Naylor and his staff for the beautiful ceremonies Sunday. The blue skies, crisp air and sunshine seemed to bless the large crowd that gathered to hear the meaningful poetry, music, poignant readings, tolling of the bell and the laying of the wreaths. The civility and respect and silence were more powerful than applause ever could have been.
This day of remembrance will be long and gratefully remembered.