Taking a Knee at the Tomb of the Unknowns, Arlington National Cemetery
Is it race? Is it hating America? When people “take a knee” to disrespect our military, anger mounts exponentially. But when one black fool allegedly took a knee at the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery, the fury was instant.
“These people taking a knee in front of this moment [monument] aren’t making an issue about race. How can they be when they dishonor the memory of thousands of Black American soldiers who gave their lives fighting for the Country that they, unlike these young men believed in?
If this trend of tasteless protest continues however, these kids might need to start being careful. As it is important to remember the Sentinels on guard duty at the Tomb are not purely ceremonial. In fact serving as a Tomb Sentinel is one of the highest honors of in the U.S. military. It’s a duty so rare that the Tomb of the Unknown Solider Guard Identification Badge is the second least awarded qualification Badge in the U.S. armed services, only trailing being the Astronaut Badge in rareness. These servicemen take their duty seriously, and are encouraged to confront anyone who dares cross the barriers protecting the Tomb, or even anyone they perceive to be excessively loud or disrespectful.”
The incident occurred during the playing of Taps on September 28. It was an excruciatingly disrespectful moment that slapped every American Veteran, every fallen American military service member and their families.
There were so many posts with this same photo that verifying it was impossible. Some people said it was fake. Others were simply infuriated. Whether the photo is real or not is irrelevant- it’s a picture of the current epidemic of anti-American sentiment flooding our airways.
Someone actually had the nerve to #TakeAKnee at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.
That is the definition of absolute trash. pic.twitter.com/IlGJKOSKN7
— Laura Loomer (@LauraLoomer) September 27, 2017
Now they’re kneeling in protest at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington.
No sense of honor or respect. This is really a new low. pic.twitter.com/kfZ0UkuZYV
— /pol/ News Infinity (@polNewsInfinity) September 27, 2017
Leftists tried to tell us that they weren’t trying to offend veterans. This is a leftists taking a knee at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. pic.twitter.com/8xWOZign13
— Based Monitored 🇺🇸 (@BasedMonitored) September 28, 2017
It starts with the confederate flag. Then the statues. Then the US flag. Now the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Sick! pic.twitter.com/iRwMfezCED
— 10 GOP (@10_gop) September 27, 2017
Kneeling at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. It would have taken a lot of discipline to not physically remove this punk. No need. At all. pic.twitter.com/IqGQJtxvE9
— Bauerle and Bellavia (@BauerleBellavia) September 27, 2017
🚨Please tell me what taking a knee during taps, at the tomb of the unknown soldier is proving.. THIS is what happens when disrespect starts😡 pic.twitter.com/yulVWVBz4H
— Malena Chastain🇺🇸 (@wemustceasefire) September 28, 2017
Absolute TRASH Kneeling at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. You’re not protesting anything. Just a Dirtbag being a Dirtbag. 🖕🏻 pic.twitter.com/F96Me6YrGH
— Jesse Ryan USA (@JesseRyanUSA) September 27, 2017
This guy took a knee to protest the tomb of the unknown soldier during the playing of TAPS.
Absolutely disgusting. pic.twitter.com/v5Tghg4Knw
— Kathy Zhu (@PoliticalKathy) September 28, 2017
This man disparaged America at the Tomb of the Unknown soldier—where we remember unidentified soldiers who have died protecting us.
— Devin Sena (@DevinSenaUI) September 28, 2017
Tomb of the unknown soldier was next! This is blatant disrespect for Americas military and the flag as well! There is no doubt now!!🇺🇸 pic.twitter.com/sXAjuP12Wd
— Rob L Phillips (@RobertLPhillip7) September 27, 2017
I don’t care what you’re trying to prove
I hope someone punches you in the face for disrespecting the tomb of the unknown soldier 😒😡😤
— Bugs™ 🍁 (@SavannerBugs) September 28, 2017