Bruins' Backes: 'I'm standing for every national anthem with my hand over my heart'

Joe Haggerty
Comcast SportsNet New England

BRIGHTON, Mass As a two-time US Olympian, David Backes has never shied away from showing love and respect for the country he grew up playing and loving hockey, or for the people who serve and protect it as well. My opinion is that Im American and I love my country and I love my flag, said Backes. My standpoint is that Im standing for every national anthem with my hand over my heart and Im staring at that flag recognizing those sacrifices.

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