Tuesday, April 25, 2006

An Everyday Hero

Via Michelle Malkin
30 years ago today, Cub Outfielder Rick Monday saved the flag from being burned by a couple of miscreants who were trying to torch Old Glory in the outfield of a baseball game while it was underway.




Monday said;"I was angry when I saw them start to do something to the flag, and I'm glad that I happened to be geographically close enough to do something about it," said Monday, now in his 13th season as a Dodgers broadcaster.

"What those people were doing, and their concept of what they were trying to do was wrong. That feeling was very strongly reinforced by six years in the United States Marine Corps Reserves. I still think it's wrong to do that."

"Whatever their protest was about, what they were attempting to do to the flag _ which represents a lot of rights and freedoms that we all have _ was wrong for a lot of reasons," Monday said. "Not only does it desecrate the flag, but it also desecrates the effort and the lives that have been laid down to protect those rights and freedoms for all of us."



A retired Marine protecting rights and freedoms for all of us. This story is more logical and inspiring than all the flag arsons and their ilk.

4 Comments:

Anonymous steve said...

so wait, taking away a citizen's freedom of speech is a good thing?

April 25, 2006  
Blogger kevin said...

They can say what they want, but the burning of a flag isn't speech, besides they were trespassing and committing arson. Remember, this occured during the game. I wonder how you would feel if someone decided to protest the government by burning a forest?

April 25, 2006  
Blogger beakerkin said...

Seting fire is not a form of speech except to the deranged. The duo were lucky the crowd did not turn its wrath on them. More then likely the Cops had to protect the vermin who called them pigs on other ocaisions.

April 25, 2006  
Blogger WomanHonorThyself said...

inspiring post Kev!!..hadnt heard this story.

April 25, 2006  

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