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Maryland Government Building Replaces POW/MIA Flag With LGBT Flag

The Montgomery County Council faced backlash after a flag honoring America’s missing soldiers was replaced with a rainbow gay pride flag to celebrate LGBT Pride Month.

Led by the county’s first ever LGBT council member Evan Glass, the POW/MIA flag was removed from its flagstaff outside the Maryland county’s executive office building Monday morning, reported NBC Washington. The move drew immediate criticism.

“When I was in Vietnam, I was there six days before two guys were missing in action, and they still haven’t found their bodies,” John “Bill” Williams, a Vietnam veteran, said to the television station.

The POW/MIA flag is officially recognized by the U.S. Congress “as the symbol of our Nation’s concern and commitment to resolving as fully as possible the fates of Americans still prisoner, missing and unaccounted for in Southeast Asia, thus ending the uncertainty for their families and the Nation.” It consists of a silhouette of a prisoner of war (POW) with the words “You Are Not Forgotten.”

“I wasn’t happy about it at all because the park is supposed to be a veterans park,” he continued. “People died. Now they took it down and put another flag up.”

The flagpole, located on Veterans Memorial Plaza in Rockville, only had enough ringlets to display one flag, but a second set was added by Tuesday morning so that both flags could fly.

“The flag post was only able to accommodate one flag,” Glass said. “When we learned of that, we are quickly, the county government, is quickly changing it.”

The POW/MIA flag will fly permanently outside the government building, and for the month of June, the rainbow pride flag will fly alongside of it.

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  • Grant Fisk says:

    Apparently you didn’t learn anything from Vietnam and the disgraceful way the returning Service Members were treated, HUH?????

  • Robert M. Mosemak says:

    Pathetic exchange. what low lifes these liberals are

  • AnnS says:

    My brother is a Vietnam vet! I remember vets returning, and being spit upon! By replacing the POW/MIA flag with of all things, a gay flag, they are spitting on them AGAIN!

  • Rosanna Goode says:

    This is disgusting! How can the disrespect the vets this way. I don’t care what some do behind closed doors and no need to hang a flag about it. We don’t have a straight flag. Government should Not be involved in someone’s choice to do something behind closed doors unless it is abuse and then it is the PD dept to handle. So fed up with all these “special” groups getting more perks than just the majority of the people.

  • chris says:

    Disgusting!! apparently the POW’s have been forgotten!!!!!!

  • j says:

    Wow, some f#cking dumba$$ liberal has the nerve to disrespect the men who gave everything to this country, in favor of some degenerate freaks. These idiot democrats will not be happy until they destroy our country.

  • RWF