Man kneeling during taps at Tomb of the Unknown Soldier is sparking outrage following NFL protests

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Keep it up libtards. You are well on your way to getting Trump re-elected.
From American Military News: A photo that has gone viral while circulating among the online military community shows a man at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery, kneeling down on one knee reportedly during the playing of taps, and is sweeping across America, outraging thousands.
“Taps” is a bugle call played at dusk, during flag ceremonies, and at military funerals by the United States armed forces and is regularly played at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.
Not standing for Taps is incredibly disrespectful.
The picture is sparking intense outrage on social media. It is unclear exactly why the man seen in the photo is kneeling during taps while everyone else is standing, but most people online are assuming it is in protest.
If that is the case, it follows in the footsteps of NFL players’ protests – close to 200 NFL players and coaches took a knee during the U.S. national anthem on Sunday. The protests were started by football player Colin Kaepernick last year to protest what he believes to be problems in America, namely police brutality and black inequality. Kaepernick was not signed by a professional football team this year.
Protocol at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier is that you stand, and many times the Soldiers who guard the Tomb will directly address people who are not standing and demand they stand.
“Someone actually had the nerve to [take a knee] at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. That is the definition of absolute trash,” one Twitter user posted.
“I support everyone’s right to free speech, but I feel in in the shadow of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier it is inappropriate,” Zachary Bell tweeted.
The photo is captioned: “This photo was taken by my daughter yesterday at the tomb of the unknown soldier while they were playing TAPS. Words cannot express my anger right now.
The picture shows everyone there standing, virtually all with their hands over their hearts, except for the one man, who is seen clearly taking a knee.
The picture has appeared on Reddit, Facebook, 4chan and elsewhere.
Attempts to gather more details about how long the man kneeled, if he made any other signs, and other details have not turned up anything.
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Maryaha
2 years ago

Kick his a$$ up between his shoulder blades. Then kick it out of the country!

Boo
Boo
2 years ago

Wow.. Land of the free but you’re not free to kneel?
You’re all a bit too serious about trivia.

chulai1968
chulai1968
2 years ago
Reply to  Boo

‘trivia’? Are you serious? Showing disrespect while taps is sounding over brave AMERICANS’ gravesite? Trivia?
The only trivial thing in today’s version of American society is the constant bullshit being puled by the idiots of the Left. Like you.
You obviously never served in uniform nor have you ever done anything for the nation that gives you so much.
Go back down to your parents’ basement and play your juvenile video games in your pajamas……
Attitudes like yours make me want to puke!

weezy
weezy
2 years ago
Reply to  Boo

A brat is made by closing eyes and ignore bad behaviour. Brats grow up to be hoodlums. Voices make the difference. This is an attention seeker. He got recognized for the lack of training on respect.

lophatt
lophatt
2 years ago

They are using the easily manipulated against themselves. Just look at it. They get these blacks to do this thinking they’re “sticking it to the man” and they are going to end up the screwee.
They’d be better off running home and burning their neighborhoods.

MomOfIV
MomOfIV
2 years ago

more ‘divide and conquer’ antics…
what a fool!
our soldiers have given up their lives and limbs and this fool gives up what?

stlonginus
2 years ago
Reply to  MomOfIV

Obviously he checked his brain at the door a long time ago.

truckjunkie
truckjunkie
2 years ago

I’d like to hear HIS side of the story before passing judgement. Is it possible he has a physical impairment that might keep him from standing? Has he spoken about his act already,and has that statement been kept from us?
One picture doesn’t tell the whole story,but it allows the public to fill in all the rest with their own script. It’s likely just what it LOOKS like it is,but I’d just hate to wrongly accuse someone…..

lophatt
lophatt
2 years ago
Reply to  truckjunkie

I’m starting worry about you. Maybe he’s praying. You never know.

daveyone1
2 years ago
dkolb2010
dkolb2010
2 years ago

Maybe we need another civil war, those that Love America vs those that Outright Hate America!

stlonginus
2 years ago
Reply to  dkolb2010

Please tell me you’re not serious.

dkolb2010
dkolb2010
2 years ago
Reply to  stlonginus

Maybe America is already in one, it has just not been declared yet?

chulai1968
chulai1968
2 years ago

From what I can tell, it is not a man kneeling, showing disrespect….. it is a BLACK man kneeling, showing disrespect. Yes, this whole damned ‘kneeling protest’ issue is racial. Racial. It is the way blacks are now openly showing disrespect for this country. The film recently shown showing eight year old football players and their coaches kneeling….. they’re all black. Eight year olds, being taught this by their parents, coaches, and the black pro football players. It all started in 1968, with the two black runners at the Olympic Games in Mexico City, raising their gloved fists in the… Read more »

Steven Broiles
2 years ago

One of the best movie lines ever came from Strother Martin: “What we have here, see, is a failure to communicate.” As Grumpy Cat would say, GOOD! Keep it Up, Lefties! By all means, KEEP IT UP! You are proving, with every passing day, just how FREAKING STUPID you are! You are driving your Titanic, closer and closer, to the iceberg you most definitely SHALL HIT! This is not about re-electing Donald Trump—at least directly: This is about a bunch of retarded jackwagons proving, once and for all, how intellectually and morally BANKRUPT they are. We see it—we’ve seen it… Read more »

lophatt
lophatt
2 years ago
Reply to  Steven Broiles

Schadenfreude? That’s a good word. Applying logic to these examples of mind control is almost a waste of time.
https://investmentwatchblog.com/captain-kirk-meets-msnbc-and-rachel-maddow/

Teri
Teri
2 years ago
Reply to  Steven Broiles

Lol…South Park will get these kneelers. There are a few good things that came out of CO, not much good, coming in!

Dr. Eowyn
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Dr. Eowyn
2 years ago

The Left have declared WAR on America.

Anonymous
Anonymous
2 years ago
Reply to  Dr. Eowyn

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stlonginus
2 years ago

This started with FDR and the entitlement programs; all entitlement programs. The government should keep its filthy hands out of our pockets and families should take care of our own. In addition, the church(es) which have fallen down on the job should NOT be involved in entitlement programs but should be the bulwark for society when families are down on their luck. It’s supposed to be a temporary help, not a permanent structure of dependency. As for this dope who was seen kneeling during the playing of ‘taps’ at the tomb of the unknown soldier, I have to chalk it… Read more »

Auntie Lulu
Auntie Lulu
2 years ago
Reply to  stlonginus

stlongunis . . .Bravo! Well said. When I look at that picture, I see a scruffy, ill kept young man. Yes, he wants to stick it to the man. I suppose he laments his lack of a job . . . well, why doesn’t he get his hair cut, so that he looks like an individual an employer would want to have represent them? Frankly, this crap of black people thinking all their problems were brought on by the failure of white people to nurture them; the first thing that ANY family, black or white, is to push your children… Read more »

Captain Obvious
Captain Obvious
2 years ago

Tell that selfish fool the ceremony isn’t about him, or race, or government, or police or white people. It’s about honoring the fallen.
Maybe if he would pull up his pants it would force him to get his head out of his a… and show respect for one who gave all. Not one who bent a knee.

Glenn47
Glenn47
2 years ago

Pray tell, what message could you possibly want to convey while at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier?
That was the wrong time and the wrong platform.
You are not making friends nor getting your message across by such terrible timing.
I, personally am getting sick and tired of all this crap, but maybe if we totally ignore these idiots and give them zero press, they will eventually fade away. One can pray.

Zorro
Zorro
2 years ago

Hoodrats have no business being at a venue respecting fallen heroes.
He should have located a crack house closer to Chicongo, Baltimore, Detoilet to pray for his unknown sperm donor.

Anonymous
Anonymous
2 years ago

Smooth move, dummy. Take a protest disrespective of America and make it disrespective of those who died defending America.comment image

weezy
weezy
2 years ago

Revoke his citizenship and deport him to middle east. He is not a man but a traitor!

True George
2 years ago

They fought for people’s freedom to protest. This type of protest should have happened at this type of ceremony a long time ago. People tired of being 2nd class citizens
Yes, I can say it cause I’m also a combat Vet……

lophatt
lophatt
2 years ago

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Jeff R
Jeff R
2 years ago

Kneeling as I understand hasn’t always been considered disrespectful – it seems to me that we were taught and expected to kneel in church as a sign of respect for our Lord God. I for one have knelt during TAPS as a sign of reverence and respect towards those have defended and died for this country. I resent that my tribute to the country and those that have served our country. In point of fact I “took a knee” at both my father’s and my father in laws military funerals. Anyone that would contend that I was disrespecting their memories… Read more »

Anonymous
Anonymous
2 years ago
Reply to  Jeff R

But, in this case, they’re kneeling to NOT stand (like sticking your hands in your pockets so you’re “encumbered” to avoid saluting) because that’s how courtesy is rendered in this situation.

lophatt
lophatt
2 years ago

Let’s look at this, shall we? We genuflect in church because we are in the presence of our Lord in the tabernacle. It is right to give Him this honor. We honor others at times for various reasons. If we do not know what we are doing or why, we shouldn’t participate. In this case, if this person has a problem with the honor guard honoring those who died in war, why is he there? Everything in life is not about “you”. If a person has no respect for others, the least they can do is remain by themselves so… Read more »

The Pragmatist
2 years ago

Are we making an assumption that because he is black, he is protesting Taps?

Dr. Eowyn
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Dr. Eowyn
2 years ago
Reply to  The Pragmatist

Seems to me it is you who’s making the assumption that because the kneeler is black, that means we are assuming.

The Pragmatist
2 years ago
Reply to  DCG

I’ll take you at your word, but that is hard to believe especially since there were a bunch of other black youths behind him, all standing. Nothing about that picture says a highly disrespectful act. I’m trying to figure out the whole premise of the article and all of the comments. Someone snapped a picture of what looks like a kid kneeling down. There is no context there. People get outraged over everything now-a-days. What if the kid was walking around DC all day and decided to take a knee because he was tired? Who knows why he was on… Read more »

The Pragmatist
2 years ago
Reply to  DCG

Lol. You go to a national cemetery… to protest? Just saying. Think about it DCG

The Pragmatist
2 years ago
Reply to  DCG

It’s closed when I say it’s closed. Case closed. Lololol.

Dr. Eowyn
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Dr. Eowyn
2 years ago
Reply to  DCG

The assumption that the man’s kneeling was a sign of respect is not unreasonable, based on, not his skin color, but these two reasons: (1) Protocol at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier is that you stand, and many times the Soldiers who guard the Tomb will directly address people who are not standing and demand they stand. (2) The now-widespread “take a knee” as a sign of protest, not only by NFL players, but spreading across the U.S. The photo was taken by Katie Wiederhoeft. She said she was so taken aback she didn’t ask the young man why… Read more »

The Pragmatist
2 years ago

Dr. Eowyn, you clearly missed the point of me asking why do we assume this was a protest.

Dr. Eowyn
Admin
Dr. Eowyn
2 years ago
Reply to  The Pragmatist

Actually, Pragmatist, I totally got your point. My response was an effort at employing a Zen method to prod you to realize that the assumption is actually entirely on your part — given the fact that you use the red-black-green Afro-American (also pan-Africa) flag as your avatar, which speaks to your race consciousness as a black man.

Anonymous
Anonymous
2 years ago

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