Washington Redskins owner Daniel Snyder links arms with Washington cornerbacks Josh Norman (24) and Bashaud Breeland (26) during the playing of the national anthem on Sept. 24 before the Washington football team played the Oakland Raiders at FedEx Field in Landover. (John McDonnell/The Washington Post)

The Post has a deep bench of marvelous photojournalists, whose work informs and touches readers every day.

Such was the case with photos by John McDonnell in the Sept. 25 edition of the paper. His front-page photograph showed Redskins owner Daniel Snyder and members of the Washington National Football League team standing with locked arms.

While my sympathies are with always showing respect for our national anthem and flag, I also respect the players’ First Amendment rights, which I, in Vietnam, and other veterans of many wars fought to protect.

If Snyder wanted to show his solidarity with all of his team members, he could have locked arms with the athletes shown in McDonnell’s photos of kneeling players that ran in the Sports section the same day as the front-page image.

Rick Barry, Arlington