With all the negativity about the NFL and player protests, here’s a story you might enjoy especially if you’re a patriot!
If you know anything about farming and crops, you know this time of year most farmers are very busy harvesting their crops like corn and soybeans. Yet in the midst of all this harvesting, one farmer in North Dakota took it upon himself to send a message to the NFL. Not only did he send a message to the NFL, but he scored major points with Trump.
This farmer has made headlines before for his agriculture art, but this time it’s on a subject near and dear for all Americans. Gene Hanson of Edgeley, North Dakota placed a message in his crops for the National Football League:
“We stand for the National Anthem.”
I love it! He put the message into his bean crops. It’s in response to “Kneel Gate” and the players who take a knee during the National Anthem.
President Trump shared the Fox News article showcasing the farmer’s efforts on his Facebook page yesterday.
“Thank you Gene Hanson — a GREAT American (and farmer) who is standing up for our flag, our anthem, and our country!”
Trump wrote. Hanson spoke with Fox News yesterday and made it clear he supports President Trump’s position on players standing for the National Anthem.
“I go with Trump on this one,” Hanson said. “If you want to protest, that’s not the place to do it.”
Hanson is a firm believer that if you are going to show respect for anything, it should be for the National Anthem.
“A lot of people died over our flag. We’re able to voice our opinion because of it. If you’re going to show respect for anything, do it for the National Anthem,” he stated.
Amen to that.
After Hansen carved his message into the field, he flew his small plane overhead to capture a picture of it. Then he posted it to Facebook. It was actually his second attempt as he was distracted by a passerby with only two letters to go on the first pass. He relocated to another section of the field and made it perfect.
Hanson had considered adding, “We kneel at the cross” to the bottom of the original message, but the first frost of the season prohibited him from doing so.
Yep, it’s that time of the year… winter is on the way.
His wife’s name is Darlene and they are devout Lutherans. Hanson is a Republican and a supporter of President Trump. He had the pleasure of seeing Trump in person in North Dakota last month when the President gave a speech on tax reform.
“I was 20 feet away from him,” Hanson said. “It was a good meeting and the President stayed on script.”
Thank you Gene Hanson — a GREAT American (and farmer) who is standing up for our flag, our anthem, and our country!
The 77-year-old Midwesterner plowed this phrase into his bean crops. The massive message spans the length of two football fields. It’s his response to the controversial protest undertaken by some NFL players who’ve begun kneeling during the playing of “The Star-Spangled Banner.”
Hanson has a track record of designing and digging massive messages – many political – using his old Massey tractor on his 850-acre farm.
Some of his previous messages include “Drain the Swamp,” “Blue Lives Matter,” “Feel the Bern,” “GOP, get your act together,” and “Vote Trump.”
Sounds to me like Farmer Hanson stays pretty in tune with other Americans even during his busiest time of year.