Willard World War II vet, 97, goes viral by taking a knee too

Brennan Gilmore

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) - A Willard, Missouri World War II veteran has gone viral for taking a knee.

Brennan Gilmore posted a picture of his grandfather, John Middlemas, 97 taking a new to show support for NFL players who did the same in protests during National Anthems. That Twitter post has been retweeted hundreds of thousands of times.

"My grandpa is a 97 year-old WWII vet & Missouri farmer who wanted to join w/ those who #TakeaKnee: 'those kids have every right to protest," wrote Gilmore in the post.

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