VFW club in Billings stops showing NFL games

BILLINGS – The Veterans of Foreign Wars club in south Billings did not show the Patriots and the Buccaneers on Thursday night in response to protests by NFL players.

Veterans at the club said they don’t like players kneeling during the National Anthem but understand their right to protest.

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1634 has not been showing NFL games since Sunday.

A VFW House Committee voted to stop showing games because some NFL players have chosen to not stand for the National Anthem and honor the flag.

Veterans say respecting the flag is in the U.S. Code.

The new policy has drawn support from veterans and non-veterans who socialize at the VFW.