My statement....  

kinkybutcute27 38F
68 posts
6/20/2006 7:19 am

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My statement....

Today I'm going to a funeral. There was a young Marine, Brent Zoucha, who was killed last week in Iraq by a roadside bomb. He was from a town about 15 miles from where I live. We're a very close knit community, so even though I didn't know him personally, I still feel an "obligation" to go pay my respects. Maybe it's from the whole "ex-military" thing...or maybe because this kid was 18 years old when he was murdered. Maybe it's because his brother saw him die, and one of my good friends was in the same vehicle as Brent. I just feel like I have to go.

So, I was in the shower this morning, listening to a radio station out of Kearney. They start talking about how the protesters from this church in Kansas are going to be at the funeral. This group of bastards go around to military funerals and hold up signs and shout things at friends and family menbers of fallen soldiers. They believe that the "grandeur" of military funerals and the war in Iraq SOMEHOW realte to the US "tolerating" homosexuality. So, they are going to be there and I am all kinds of fired up about it. While I would love to shout and throw rocks at friends and I have decided that we will try something else to block them out.

I am riding up there with about 10 other people, and yesterday we all went and bought 5 of the biggest US flags we could find. Because none of us knew Sgt Zoucha personally, we have decided that we will leave room in the funeral and burial for his friends and family. We are, however, going to hold our big flags up in front of these protesters. It seems to be the least we can do. I'm sure other people will be doing things too, but I think if we can at least block the family from having to see might make it a little easier for them.

Maybe we'll be on the news. If anyone sees something about a chick from Grand Island getting arrested for beating up a bunch of protesters...please try to raise bail money, k?

digdug41 49M

6/20/2006 7:59 am

I hope you will be able to block the protesters the family of the deceased really dont need to see them on their day of mourning

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GlialSewerEuler 69M
73 posts
6/20/2006 8:05 am

Tis is the most constructive thing I've heard in awhile ,Thanks for being there when so many of us couldn't! I really wish that there was away to let these people live in the world they so much want to live in!! I'd be willing to bet that it wouldn't be the roses and honey world they stupidly think it would be! Thank God for those young men and women who make it possible for these assholes to do the unpatriotic things they do!! God bless this the greatest country on earth!

gardenstate1980 36M
53 posts
6/20/2006 8:05 am

Good on you. I've never supported the war, but back our soldiers up 100%. To think someone would try to ruin their funerals is appalling. x

rm_SexyStar_kc 32F
1 post
6/20/2006 8:06 am

I am really sorry to hear about that. I would be right there with you girl, I have a lot of friends in Iraq right now and have been going back and forth since the damn war started. I pray eveyday and everytime I hear another one died over seas that it won't be someone close. Those bastards protesting at a funeral how un-respectful that is. They need to be shot. I think you and your friends are doing a great thing by trying to cover them up with the American Flags. I wish you guys the best in your War Against the Protesters. God Bless you all!

Sweetpickles69 47F

6/20/2006 9:42 am

Maybe the Am Vets will block the protesters again. My deepest sympathies! I'm glad the girls I knew that went over there came back ok! I thank him for giving his life for my freedaom!



willudomeharder 39F
85 posts
6/20/2006 11:31 am

I'm sorry I couldn't go with you. Thank you SO much for doing that. Awesome idea you guys came up with...makes me proud!

NulloSpraySumac 40M
13 posts
6/21/2006 2:43 am

Those protestors make me sick, and they call themselves church goers? It's people like these that give religion a bad name. They are worse than atheist! (not that there's anything wrong with atheists)

The flag idea was something I would never have thought of, but it is very fitting. The flag serves many purposes in this situation. It serves as a wall of protection from evil, In God we Trust. It serves as a reminder to the protesters that this person died for his country, HE DIED FOR YOU! It also serves as a prop for a military funeral, so nothing is out of place with the flags being there.

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