One young man out of Salsbury, Maryland, is learning the hard way what happens when you light an American flag on fire, and then post theÂ stupidity to Facebook.
Saluting with a cheesyÂ grin on his face as as Old Glory goes up in flames, you have to wonder just what was going through Brendin Bossle’s mind, as the ginger Call Of Duty fan stands on his parents porch,Â and waits for his mom to finish washing his socks.
Since the original post went up on Facebook, it appears as though Bossle has deleted his Facebook account, as I’m assumingÂ dealing with hundreds of thousands of angry Americans demanding an explanation just really wasn’t “his thing.”
One Veteran by the name of Clint St Martin sent the young man a heart-felt message after tracking him down on his Google profile, verbalizing what many people across the country felt after seeing the post:
“I’m not exactly clear why after posting that disturbing flag burning photo and inciting the angers and frustrations of the better part of our national community why you would continue to maintain a presence on the Web. Brendin, I worked hard to pay homage to our forefathers and those who continue to fight and die for this country by respecting and honoring that flag. It means so much more than freedom. For example your freedom to burn one and stand on another with relative impunity. (If it weren’t for a loose supreme court ruling you would be subject to fines and up to a year in jail USC TITLE 18 CH. 33 SEC. 700)
I want you to reflect on the actions you took and remember that flag is placed into the hands of a surviving wife or child. It drapes the coffins of men I would willingly trade places with given the chance. I’m begging you to consider this and make public amends for your actions. Your beliefs are yours to have, and I don’t challenge that, we fight for that right but I would urge you to pay respect to the ones who love and cherish our beautiful flag. Call of Duty as was on your shirt isn’t just a game, it’s based on actual events and military campaigns and the heroes we continue to admire today.”
H/T [SBY News]