A few hundred hyper-emotional uber-patriots descended on Valdosta State University to sing Lee Greenwood and show the world how very much they care about a piece of colored cloth and how little they care for the freedom it allegedly represents. Punchline: A lot of them violated the U.S. Flag Code while doing so.
Hordes of people descended on Valdosta State University Friday afternoon, lining the streets and waving flags. Valdosta Police Chief Brian Childress told the Valdosta Daily Times that thousands of people who “just want to come down here and support the American flag” were expected to be there…
The event appeared to be peaceful, with some demonstrators carrying signs in support of the military and others wearing T-shirts with the American flag and the words “Try walking on this flag” emblazoned on the back.
And the U.S. Flag Code:
(d) The flag should never be used as wearing apparel, bedding, or drapery.
Oops. And my favorite part of the article, from a rather excitable person:
Kim Thompson, who lives a 30-mile drive from Valdosta in Pavo, told NBC News ahead of the rally that she and a friend were going to “show that we’re proud of our flag and we support our country.”
“I think it’s going to be amazing. I think it’s actually going to be part of history,” she said.
Uh, Kim…I don’t know how to break this to you…but everything is a part of history.