29 Nov '16, 9pm

Veterans descend on college campus, protest removal of American flag

Veterans descend on college campus, protest removal of American flag

Angry veterans descended on a Massachusetts college campus over the weekend to protest administrators’ decision to remove the American flag. Hampshire College has been embroiled in a flag controversy of its own making since the Nov. 8 presidential election victory of Republican Donald Trump over Democrat Hillary Clinton. A stolen flag, a burnt replacement, and angst by students and faculty prompted the school to fly Old Glory at half-staff. A decision to remove the flag entirely was the final straw for over 1,000 veterans who showed up in Amherst on Sunday. “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,” veteran David Soucy told a local NBC affiliate on Sunday. SEE ALSO: College lowers flag to half-staff, then removes it, after Trump’s win spar...

Full article: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2016/nov/29/veterans-...

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