Update 7:44pm Eastern. Michael Graham was at the Boston Veterans Day parade and files an eyewitness report.
Update 7:30pm Eastern: Another outbreak of Veterans Day anti-troop unhingedness for the moonbat hall of shame (via reader Anthony):
Almost as soon as Ann and Don Bender marked the 4th of July by planting a field of more than 3,500 flags — one for each of the American troops killed in Iraq— the elements began to take a toll. The baking sun and sudden storms of a Great Plains summer left the little flagsticks warped and broken and the fabric bleached and torn.
Ninety years of battlefield portraits taken by the greatest combat photographers of all time
But that was nothing compared to the damage done in the dark hours of Sunday morning by vandals who kicked down thousands of the flags and left behind a cardboard sign with a single word splattered in red spray paint: “MURDERERS.”
Let’s see. So far this Veterans Day holiday, we’ve highlighted newspaper editors defending snit fits against an American soldier in Iraq and moonbats using kids as human shields to block military cargo shipments to and from Iraq. Completing an unhinged trifecta, here’s a story out of Boston on a disruption today at the annual Veterans Day parade by anti-war protesters:
More than a dozen members of an antiwar veterans group were arrested yesterday as they protested the exclusion of their message from Boston’s Veterans Day parade.
Members of Veterans for Peace lined up in front of a podium at City Hall Plaza holding antiwar placards, as color guards from Massachusetts military units and JROTC bands from across the state filed into Government Center for a ceremony, sponsored by the American Legion, to honor veterans after the parade. Some protesters wore gags, which they later said symbolized the fact that, while they were permitted to march in the parade, they were prevented from carrying signs opposing the war in Iraq.
“We were exercising our First Amendment rights,” said Winston Warfield of Dorchester, a member of the group. “The First Amendment protects free speech, even when you don’t agree with what’s being said.
Don’t these people have enough of their own damned parades
without having to ruin everyone else’s?