Iowa City FedEx Man Saves Burning Flag From Protesters
I don't care that people protest, but something that really bothers me is when I see people burning the flag. As an Eagle Scout it really pisses me off. This was the scene this morning in the Ped Mall in Iowa City.
The flag burning was not intended to be anti-veteran, members of the group said, but instead meant to protest racial and social injustice and U.S. imperialism, they said.
"When I see the flag, I see racial injustice," said Paul Osgerby of Iowa City. "I see social injustice from Native American genocide to African-American slavery to failing to recognize women as citizens until the 20th century."
Still, the actions caused a scene on the ped mall across from the Old Capitol Mall, as onlookers shouted and a man in a FedEx uniform, Matt Uhrin, rushed out with a fire extinguisher to put out the blaze. Uhrin took one of the flags from protesters, scuffling with a number of protesters in the process.
~Iowa City Press-Citizen
Kudos to the FedEx man for doing something I've always told myself I'd do if I were ever in a situation where something like this was happening. I need to find this man. He deserves a medal. Who's with me?
Please share this so he knows that we support him.
Read the full story at the Iowa City Press-Citizen