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3 Roofers Photographed Stopping For National Anthem During High School Football Game Across The Street

Over the past couple of seasons, the NFL has been surrounded with this National Anthem controversy. However, for a few roofers in small town Maine, there is no controversy. If you hear the National Anthem, you stand.

When a high school football game got underway in Waterville, Maine, Michelle Lyons Cossar turned around and spotted three men working on a roof near the field, all three standing with their hands on their chest.

“When I looked over the fence, I saw them standing and respecting the flag even though they didn’t have to,” she tells NBC13. “I just thought the world could use a little more of that right now.”

Dwayne Harrison, Danny Thyng and James Scraggs, stopped working on the home’s roof to join the football players and fellow fans for the customary pregame performance of the Star Spangled Banner.

“We were raised to respect and honor our country,” said Harrison, the man standing on the roof’s peak in the photo. “Instead of making lots of noise during the National Anthem, we all reacted together and stood.”

The men were actually working on their day off, four hours into a side gig when the football game began.


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