When city official in Danvers, Massachusetts decided to swap the POW/MIA flag outside a town hall for a rainbow flag to mark Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transsexual Pride Month, they didn’t expect the backlash they’d receive from veterans.
“We just feel that spot to us is a sacred spot,” said World War II veteran Bruce Eaton, who said putting up the pride flag was the towns was of making a wrongheaded political statement. “We think the public should be constantly reminded that these boys were the ones that preserved our right to hang banners and flags in places that we decide.”
Danvers city officials were, however, able to come to an agreement with the veterans. The pride flag has been moved and will now fly from another pole. And the POW/MIA flag will be return to its original place since it can only be flown under the stars and stripes, CBS Boston reports.
Danvers should have never removed the POW/MIA flag in the first place.
You would think that those advocating equality, acceptance, and pride in the LGBT lifestyle, would be more aware of how proud our vets are in their service to America.
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