Stephen Martin is the owner of Prime Time Sports in Chapel Hills and although he originally had a deal with Denver Broncos linebacker Brandon Marshall for an autograph signing prior to the start of the season, he decided to cancel the signing after Marshall’s anthem protest. Although he got a lot of hateful messages from those ever-so-tolerant liberals, his alternate plan resulted in something truly amazing.
The owner of the store made a Facebook post describing many of the sacrifices of his loved ones, and then he announced his intentions to hold an event honoring our flag and veterans instead of the signing. He asked for photos of loved one who were veterans from his customers, and when he was done his “Wall of Honor” had 176 pictures just five days after he posted his plans for the event!
Like many others, Martin respects the freedom of expression exhibited by this Broncos linebacker, but he also agrees his method of delivery should come under serious scrutiny as well.
While Marshall’s concerns should be addressed, it should not be at the cost of our American flag or the proud representation of the greatest country on the face of the Earth. It was a solemn post, and he couldn’t help but recognize those who served, including his late father-in-law.
Martin wrote that his wife’s father was a survivor of the grueling Bataan Death March in 1942. The POWs were grouped into units of 100, and they were forced to march the 65-mile trek in horrendously hot conditions where they were starved and beaten. Those too weak to walk were bayoneted by their captors.
Thousands more died in prisoner-of-war camps from disease, mistreatment, malnutrition, and starvation.
Martin’s father-in-law himself was subjected to brutal treatment, including being smothered in urine, feces, and vomit throughout his 3 years of captivity.
Mr. Martin was no doubt labeled a racist by many of the liberals in what is popularly known as the Front Range of Colorado.
Considering these liberals are the same individuals who so easily get their feelings hurt that they are the inventors of “sensitivity training” and “safe rooms,” they wouldn’t last ten minutes in a World War II-type of situation!
It really makes you wonder where my beloved country is heading.
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