A Medal of Honor recipient has called today for a social media campaign to counter a movement which encourages Americans to stomp on the flag.
As part of the “Eric Sheppard Challenge”, videos posted to social media are showing people disrespecting the flag.
The movement was named after a college student who is currently wanted in Georgia. Eric Sheppard’s gun was reportedly found on a college campus during a series of anti-flag protests.
Medal of Honor recipient Dakota Meyer has said the movement is “disgracing what this country stands for”. In the video below, he asks Americans to take part in a campaign to demonstrate how much they love the flag and the nation.
We love our country, and we love it more than anything in the world.
And I want you to go out and show your patriotism, and take a picture of something that means something to you that represents this country, whether it’s the flag, whether it’s the Constitution, whatever it is.
Meyer has called on social media users to use hashtag #NeverOutGunned when sharing their patriotic photos. He is asking Americans to show those who disrespect the flag that “we are stronger and louder than they will ever be”.
1. Medal of Honor recipient Dakota Meyer (pictured) has called today for a social media campaign to counter a movement which encourages Americans to stomp on the flag.
Meyer also had a message for those taking part in the Eric Sheppard Challenge:
If they don’t want to be here, they can leave.
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