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

Boo
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Boo

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

Lophatt
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Lophatt

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
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MomOfIV

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

truckjunkie
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truckjunkie

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…..

daveyone1
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dkolb2010
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dkolb2010

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

chulai1968
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chulai1968

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
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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 »

Dr. Eowyn
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The Left have declared WAR on America.

stlonginus
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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 »

Captain Obvious
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Captain Obvious

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
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Glenn47

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
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Zorro

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
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Anonymous

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

weezy
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weezy

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

True George
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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
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Lophatt

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Jeff R
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Jeff R

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 »

Lophatt
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Lophatt

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

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

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