Liberals across the nation are insulting many Americans, especially the soldiers in our military who have fought to defend their freedoms, many over time who have lost their lives. Freedom is NEVER free. But ever since players in the NFL started protesting the National Anthem, I guess liberal colleges and students feel they have the right to disrespect not only our military, but our nation’s flag as well.
Recently in Amherst, Massachusetts, at least 1,000 veterans gathered to protest the removal of the American flag at Hampshire College. Want to know what happens when veterans and college students clash on a college campus? Check this out:
Freedom is not free. That’s the lesson that hundreds of veterans, their families and friends and other local residents hoped to teach students at Hampshire College Sunday afternoon.
Jerry Maguire, Veteran said, “They took down my flag, they have a right to that, I’m here to defend their right to do that but I want them to understand how seriously that hurts me.”
Hundreds gathered to show their support of the American flag and what it stands for after the College removed the flag on campus earlier this week following the presidential election results. A decision by the college that outraged many.
David Soucy, a Veteran told 22News, “I was in Iraq 18 months. I got hurt, spent time at Walter Reed. I came home and there’s no way I’ll let anyone take down the flag, no way. It means a lot to me and my brothers.”
People came from all over New England to attend this protest. The news of the flag being taken down upset Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno who stood in solidarity with veterans Sunday.
Mayor Domenic Sarno mentioned, “For the students here and the president and board of trustees the opportunities they have risen from what the veterans sacrificed, this flag and not to fly the flag on this campus… if you were in some other countries around the world it would be handled very, very differently.”
Here’s the video:
Removal of the American FLAG! Seriously?!
Get REAL! These kids don’t even know what sacrifice means…let alone what freedom means. Maybe they should go to IRAQ, IRAN or even Cuba to experience the REAL difference.
And let’s be clear…the college president, Jonathan Lash, didn’t attend this protest because he knows who pays HIS salary! He of ALL people should know to respect the flag, especially having a father who served in the Army in WWII.
Wake up, Mr. Lash! Disrespecting the flag IS about patriotism. PERIOD! Looks like you have a lot of work to do in regards to educating your students on some basic history. In addition, you should take a refresher class on “National Flag Etiquette”. It’s not Memorial Day and unless President Obama called, that flag needs to be at full staff at all times with a few exceptions.
God Bless Our Military and our Veterans and God Bless America!