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3.26.2015

Kids Playing On Vietnam Memorial In Front Of Veterans

Story.

I'd add a comment but I can't stop staring at the photo.

24 comments:

Anonymous said...

Kids will be kids but that speaks volumes about their parents.


As a veteran and father of two service men it pisses me off to no end.

Anonymous said...

After Obammy leaves office, statues will be erected of him with armed guards so that pigeons will not be allowed to poop on him.

Anonymous said...

Where is Adrian Peterson and his switch when he is needed???

Anonymous said...

As a veteran and father of two service men it pisses me off to no end.

Aren't you supposed to say "my sons serve and risk their lives so these kids could have the right to play on that statue!" and be really condescending about it, as if all non-service folks are third class citizens?

Rage

Anonymous said...

I knew it would be obese messican kidz before I even opened it

Anonymous said...

Rage, If that's what you wanted him to say, then that's all that really matters.

Andrew Kuppinger said...

Blame the parents.

Anonymous said...

Rage, You are too hard on non-service folks. They are only second class citizens.

Anonymous said...

Mixed feelings about that.
No, my kids wouldn't do it , but I wouldn't blow a gasket over it.

Anonymous said...

When did they get to be citizens at all - did Obama have something to do with it - bet he did

Anonymous said...

That statue is not a piece of playground equipment. Kids... no one .. should be playing on it!

RESPECT!

Anonymous said...

What information do we have about those kids climbing on the statue? NONE. For all you or I know, they may have lost their father or mother in one of the many wars the US has been involved in.

We should be more ashamed and angry with all the wars American has been involved in lately and during the last half century than kids playing on statues.

And, I know a lot of third class citizens who served in some of these wars because they couldn't find or manage to get a better job, and now they are all uppity with false patriotism, waving their flags because THEY SERVED, although they were only janitors or supply officers or whatever kind of minions that never saw any actual war action, yet they are the first to put on their uniforms and stand at attention and salute the flag during any parade that's coming down the street. I call them war whores.

The real war heroes are not interested in statues, monuments or recognition.

Anonymous said...

Get off!!

Anonymous said...

That's terrible!!

Anonymous said...

@8:43 You are describing O'Reilly the fake war correspondent. And by the way a very large number of politicians of both parties.

Anonymous said...

Humans are not born knowing how to act. Best practice is not to beat them, but to teach them. Good manners, common courtesy, appropriate respect for elders and those in positions of authority, delayed gratification, sacrifice, recognizing concepts that are honorable and held in high esteem, etc., are not in the genes, but have an important place in a civilized society. At least one of those children in the image could begin to understand, if explained to them well, the anguish in the faces of those individuals in the memorial, and why the memorial and the anguish is there, and what it represents. I have personally gazed upon that memorial more than once, it is well done, and an important teaching moment was probably missed for those children. Conversation could have occurred right before entering the area. There should have been preparation and forethought. The task would require effort, patience, and loving care, but it is our job as parents.

@4:13, signed "Rage" (there must be multiple persons that use that sig on this blog, pretty much all of which are jerks): The answer to your question is "No".

@5:53, I don't understand why you would have mixed feelings about it, or what you mean by saying that you wouldn't blow a gasket about it. Do you mean that you wouldn't beat them, or react in some other abusive or otherwise inappropriate fashion?

@8:43, I am saddened by the extreme depth of internal conflict you must experience as evidenced by your comment. It would be easier, although more painful, to teach the children in your example as to the significance of the memorial that they were disrespecting, than to teach children who had not experienced the heartache of the loss of a loved one in such circumstances.

In your second paragraph, you switch to some kind of apples-to-oranges discussion that fails. Why do you exclude some wars in your disdain? Nations shouldn't engage in war. And the issue regarding the children in the pic is that they need to be taught the what that memorial represents.

Then you turn to a lot of veterans you claim to know. Every one of the third class citizens you described next, at that point in their life, signed a check made payable to the United States of America, in the amount of Up To And Including My Life. They left their homes, their families, loved ones, and friends, put their own personal goals on hold, and carried out their assigned duties in the service and defense of this nation. Most of them wouldn't appreciate what you said you call them. You probably wouldn't like what most of them would call you. Life is interesting that way.

Based on nothing other than your post to which I refer, I don't believe that you are a good source to help me or anyone else to understand what interests real heroes.

Anonymous said...

Couple of wetback kids. What a surprise. Rodents.

Anonymous said...

Illegal Immigrants--Don't know what to respect in this country--Just let them all in.

Anonymous said...

Parents are either clueless or don't give a damn, or both!

Anonymous said...

What do you expect.
Messican kids with messican parents.
Uneducated, disrespectful, and rude.

The majority of them!

Anonymous said...

All non-service folks ARE 3rd class citizens. Just sayin'.

Anonymous said...

I have taken a lot of kids a lot of places, including that place. They weren't my kids, but I was one of the adults in charge. Those adults should be making an effort to stop this. It's obvious that the person memorialized is someone caring for a wounded, perhaps dying soldier.
I do blame the adults in charge of the kids. It is a total disrespect. If they can't tell what the memorial is of, they should be able to understand by the looks on the faces of the passers-by.

Anonymous said...

Why did I picture fat brown kids when I heard about this?

Anonymous said...

Problem is the adults of today are the pot smoking, pill popping, LSD lickin, cocaine snorting hippies of the days of flower children who had no idea of what responsibilities were. And they are STILL THAT WAY!! They have no idea how to parent!