In 2011, at LSU a flag desecration act was staged on campus and was met with heavy opposition. The flag burners were met by a large group of proud Americans and a cadet who were able to stop the flag burning and protect our nation’s greatest symbol through non-violent means.
According the Washington Times, A new [anti-American] “challenge” in support of a wanted Georgia college student and New Black Panther Party member encourages individuals to desecrate the U.S. flag. “The Eric Sheppard challenge” has been adopted by online activists to honor Valdosta State student Eric Sheppard after he allegedly brought a gun to local protests. One of the protests gained national attention when Air Force veteran Michelle Manhart was detained for grabbing one of the American flags. One woman, Erika Walker, was caught on a now-viral video dancing on the U.S. flag while yelling “[expletive] your flag,”
“It is the soldier, not the reporter, Who has given us freedom of the press.
It is the soldier, not the poet, Who has given us freedom of speech.
It is the soldier, not the organizer, Who gave us the freedom to demonstrate
It is the soldier, Who salutes the flag, Who serves beneath the flag.
And whose coffin is draped by the flag, Who allows the protester to burn the flag.”
~Father Dennis Edward O’Brien, USMC
Medal of Honor recipient, Dakota Meyer has publicly responded with his own challenge to oppose Eric Sheppard. On Fox News, he said veterans are the only ones who stand up for this country and are the only ones who will do something about the recent flag desecration challenge. His challenge is to post a proud picture of yourself with the American flag and use “#NeverOutgunned” to overwhelm the anti-Americans on social media.