Five long days after the killing of four Marines and one Navy Petty Officer in targeted attacks on two military facilities in Chattanooga, Tennessee last week, D.C. officials are getting around to showing their “respect” for the fallen.
The American flag was finally put in its rightful position today and lowered to half-staff after reports that John Boehner ordered the flag be lowered.
— FOX Business (@FoxBusiness) July 21, 2015
The order may have come in response to a growing, and angry, chorus of Americans demanding to know why the flag wasn’t lowered immediately.
Montel Williams and “Lone Survivor’s” Lucas Luttrell, were just a few of the big names that have taken to social media to raise awareness over Old Glory’s status at the nation’s capital.
Their messages have apparently reached D.C. elites. But it’s a shame it had to take an online movement to make U.S. officials finally do the right thing.
Montel Williams: ‘Mr. President, lower flag, stop making service members wonder what they’re fighting for’ | http://t.co/Wt7i6rHcH0
— claire mckenna (@menomadness) July 21, 2015
The American Flag should be flown at half-staff to honor our soldiers who lost their lives in an act of terrorism in Tennessee.
— Bob Dillner (@bobdillner) July 21, 2015
— Montel Williams (@Montel_Williams) July 21, 2015
But today is another day:
Five days later…Boehner orders flags at Capitol to fly at half-staff in honor of the dead in Chattanooga. http://t.co/jGJ4ud6vt6
— toddstarnes (@toddstarnes) July 21, 2015
It’s lowered, but is it too late?
American Flag finally lowered to half staff at Capitol Building #Chattanooga
— Kathie (@lassosthemoon) July 21, 2015
American flag at Capitol of the USA should have been at half mast already!!! Muslim who murdered was NOT my fellow citizen! #Chattanooga
— Clarissa Crew (@CrewAU) July 21, 2015
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