Saturday, August 07, 2004

Flag torched at Marine's home

Okay, this is simply disgusting.
The parents of a young Marine serving in Iraq were horrified when the American flag they flew to honor their daughter was set ablaze this week outside their Brooklyn home.

Cops were hunting yesterday for the mystery woman whose image was captured on surveillance tape as she torched Old Glory and threw it on a garbage can, a police source said.

"I can't imagine why anyone would do something like this," said Eileen Cespuglio, 44, whose husband, Tom, hung the 4-by-2-foot flag outside their first-floor apartment in Park Slope.

"But that doesn't really matter. It's the flag, so it's a violation, a sign of disrespect, for whatever reason."

The Cespuglios' don't plan to tell their daughter, Natalie Marie, 22, who's serving as a communications specialist with the Marines, what happened.
Fine, I am not against flag-burning as a sign of dissent. Appalled by it, but not in favor of trying to constitutionally ban it. However, it should at least be your own flag, damn it! This was dangerous, illegal and, once again, disgusting.

Also, thanks to Natalie Marie Cespuglio for her service.

EDIT: Link corrected.


Blogger Dean Esmay said...

Looks like you posted the wrong link. Where did you find this news story?

11:42 PM  
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11:48 PM  
Blogger Gunner said...

The comment above was mine, deleted because I accidently posted it anonymously. It is not my policy to delete non-spam posts on this board.

Original comment: Thanks, link corrected.

11:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I support people's rights to demonstrate, including the burning of the American flag. I will still horse-punch you if you do it in front of me, and will gladly go to jail for the assault.

5:07 PM  

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