AUSTIN — Rep. Jason Isaac and Sen. Donna Campbell today announced a statewide movement to stand for the national anthem in solidarity with our veterans and armed forces.
“Our flag and the courageous men and women who step up to serve deserve our respect and support,” said Rep. Isaac. “In the wake of disrespectful and disruptive national movements to kneel during the anthem, I’m asking fellow Texans to come together on Super Bowl Sunday to stand and sing our national anthem together.”
“The national anthem provides an opportunity to stand united regardless of our differences or political ideology to show respect for those who have fought and died for our freedoms,” said Senator Donna Campbell, Chairwoman of the Senate Veteran Affairs and Border Security Committee.
Texans will gather at the Kyle Veterans of Foreign Wars post on February 4 for a “United We Stand” event to stand and sing the anthem together. Attendees will gather at 2 p.m., sing together at 2:10 p.m., and depart at 2:15 p.m.
“We can disagree on the issues without showing contempt for our flag and those who have defended it,” said Clint Williams, Commander of VFW Post #12058 in Kyle. “I look forward to coming together with fellow patriots to celebrate our country’s commitment to liberty and justice for all by proudly standing for the national anthem.”
Rep. Isaac continued, “I invite my colleagues in the Texas House and Texas Senate to organize their own national anthem gatherings to show support for our service men and women on Super Bowl Sunday.”
Rep. Isaac is a fourth-generation native Texan who has served House District 45 since 2011. He is the vice president of the Texas Conservative Coalition, the conservative caucus in the Texas Legislature, and founding chair of the Hill Country Caucus. He is proud to represent Hays and Blanco counties and lives in Hays County with his wife, Carrie, and two sons.