Middlebury Campus – A 2,977 flag memorial was ripped out of the ground in front of Mead Chapel shortly before 3 p.m. on Sept. 11 by a group of five protestors claiming that the flags were on a sacred top of an Abenaki burial site. The flags — meant to commemorate each of the 2,977 lives taken on the 2001 terror attacks — have been posted in the grass between Mead Chapel and the Davis Family Library annually in a joint effort between the College Republicans and Democrats for nearly ten years.Kinney said the protestors told him they were “confiscating” the flags in protest of “America’s imperialism.”Julia Madden ’14, was walking back from Proctor when she saw the five people uprooting the flags.“I was just getting out of class, but when I saw what they were doing I decided to say something,” she said. “They were quickly putting them into two big plastic trash bags. I’m mad at myself for not being more aggressive. I was just dumbfounded.” There was no discussion. No compromise. We asked if we could put them somewhere else, but they wouldn’t listen.”
Fucking Middlebury hippies. Listen I have no problem if you don’t like Americas foreign policy. That’s fine. You can bitch and moan all you want about it. That’s your right. But that doesn’t mean you can destroy a 9/11 memorial. It doesn’t mean you can disrespcect our troops. Protest policy all you want, but not the death of 3,000 innocent lives. So what has to happen here is we need to find out who these lunatics were and heckle the shit out of them. Make them rue the day they ever did this. Bully them into depression. Then export them the fuck out of the country. Send em to Syria. See how they enjoy getting gassed and shit. Welcome them to the real world where your actions have consequences. You want to disrespect the victims of 9/11? Don’t cry to me when people try to ruin your life.