Yesterday while driving down Wanamaker in Topeka, KS, I was at a stoplight and glanced over to my right across the intersection because a flag caught my eye. There were several people standing there holding signs and one young man (teenager for sure) holding a tall American flag. I thought, "Wow, how great to see people supporting the troops like that." WRONG! I got a closer look at the signs and they literally made me sick to my stomach and my blood boil. One said, "Thank God for IEDs". The rest were about President Obama. It was mostly women holding the signs and I thought it funny that they were turned away from traffic holding their signs so people they know maybe wouldn't recognize them. What cowards!
My husband is a soldier in the United States Army, I am a Veteran of the United States Army. This thoroughly offends me and I don't get offended easily. I felt dirty, like I needed a shower, after seeing those signs. I thought surely my eyes were going to burn out of my head. That's how vulgar those signs are to me, my family, and everything we have worked so hard to protect.
I don't understand how Americans can have so much contempt for the soldiers that have fought and died to protect them and their way of life. I guess to them, freedom is free because they don't give a damn if one of our own dies or a family that has already been traumatized by the loss of their loved one is forever scarred because they protest at their funeral.
They are lower than the lowest pond scum on earth. These people have no sense at all or compassion. I have to wonder what the world is coming to when children are brought up to be like this.
I'm sorry if my opinion offends you, but if that's the case, please don't come back. :) We are a military family and will ALWAYS be PROUD to be.