Flag Removing College Visited by 1,000 Veterans “There’s no way I’ll let anyone take down the flag.”
Allow me to give you some background information. Hampshire College charges $62,000 per year. Yes that’s right, $248,000 for a four year degree. This is the life of privileged America who forgets the true cost of freedom. One student actually made the following statement: “Think about the groups that use the flag, from police officers to the US Army, these are the forces on the ground that make oppression happen.” I find it very frustrating and disheartening that our future could be in the hands of people like this. They have no clue what sacrifice is. This type of mindset only sees the bad in the good, and the good in the bad.
At least 1,000 veterans gathered in Amherst this afternoon to protest the removal of the American flag at Hampshire College.
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 bad 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.
The United States Flag stands for freedom and the good that our country represents. I have never looked at an American Flag waving in the wind and thought negatively in my life. I realize bad things happen in this country but that’s the fault of bad people. These Veterans represent the best of us. These are Hero’s who sacrificed for our freedom. When you disrespect the flag you are not protesting the bad in America, you’re protesting only the good. That beautiful symbol tells the story of who we are, where we’ve been, what we’ve been through, and how we can do anything when we stand together. I stand with the Veterans with all of my heart.
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