In August, the NFL's San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick began a protest of social injustice in America by taking a knee, rather than standing, during "The Star-Spangled Banner."
"When there's significant change and I feel like the [American] flag represents what it's supposed to represent, [and that] this country is representing people the way that it's supposed to, I'll stand," said Kaepernick.
Since then, not only have other NFL players joined in the protest, but high school athletes have began taking a knee or sitting during the national anthem.
The protest, and especially Kaepernick, has been widely criticized by some, but also has been applauded by others as well.
How do you feel about the athletes' decisions to kneel or sit during the national anthem?
Dyer County Mayor Chris Young
"I understand the concern, but I don't think it's the appropriate way to protest. It has brought a lot of attention, but I think it could have been handled differently."
"People have the right [to kneel] but don't force it on anyone else. The media has blown this out of proportion. Him not standing is the least of our problems."
"I don't see anything wrong with it."
"It's his choice."
Charlie Moore Sr.
"I think every quarterback and every player that kneels should be fired. Think about all of our veterans who paid the ultimate price."