Why I don’t watch the NFL — #NFLBOYCOTT

I think these pictures… that I have collected over the years… say more than I ever can about why I’m offended by the National Football League.

And…  “yes” I do understand… it is their right… I understand that because we fought for it.

Over a body bag of a Marine KIA in the Helmand Province of Afghanistan

 

Over caskets as our Brave begin their journey home
Inside our C-130, never alone, with honors…
We say goodbye inside the C-130…
Goodbye… unlike what you know.  And then back to the fight.
Goodbye… unlike what you can imagine.  And then back to the fight.
A years worth of our heroic Marines, Sailors and Soldiers Killed In Action, for one single USMC Infantry Regiment… approximately 5,000 of us.
Going Home…
A last night together…
A final touch… carrying a child he’ll never meet or help raise…
We hail from every corner of the Nation…
Every race, creed and color… we are all Marines
Devoted to each other… and our mission…
Even in death…
Our pride, discipline and devotion are designed to remind everyone…
…we are MARINES.  Our Flag symbolizes who we are.
Preparing the Flag that will be presented…
Honors…
This Flag, handled with meticulous care…
Their sacrifice and pain are so enormous… heartbreaking to watch.
“On behalf of the President of the United States, the Commandant of the Marine Corps…
and a grateful Nation. Please accept this Flag as a symbol of appreciation…
…for your loved one’s honorable and faithful service.”   Semper Fidelis.