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VA Hospital Makes Veteran Take Down Confederate Flag
Baltimore Sun ^ | April 11, 2011

Posted on 04/13/2011 9:37:59 PM PDT by robowombat

Seventy-five year old Perry Thrasher is a veteran in the spinal cord unit at the Memphis VA Hospital.

He is paralyzed, but his family says he wanted a confederate flag for his room.

"His granddaddy was in the Confederate War and it means a lot to him because he served in it. It's just his heritage," says Diane Boatner, Thrasher's daughter.

She was shocked by what happened Friday.

"He was all upset and crying. The VA Police had come and told him he couldn't have it. He had it right over his bed," says Boatner.

She says a nurse saw the flag and was offended.

Hospital police said the flag had to come down.

(Excerpt) Read more at baltimoresun.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; Philosophy; US: Tennessee
KEYWORDS: koreanwar; veteren
If you would like to send this vet a card or if you are among those who don't find the stars and bars an offensive object a small Confederate flag his address is:

PERRY A. THRASHER 111-2 Spinal Cord Unit 1-West c/o VA Medical Center 1030 Jefferson Ave Memphis, TN 38104

1 posted on 04/13/2011 9:38:02 PM PDT by robowombat
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To: robowombat

Wow. So much for the First Amendment, eh?


2 posted on 04/13/2011 9:39:54 PM PDT by April Lexington (Study the Constitution so you know what they are taking away!)
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To: robowombat

Someone get pappy a set of glasses with the Confederate flag printed on the inside. Problem solved.


3 posted on 04/13/2011 9:42:49 PM PDT by WackySam (To argue with a man who has renounced his reason is like giving medicine to the dead.)
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To: robowombat
I wager he had the battle flag above his bed. If he had displayed the 3rd national flag. I'll bet the idiot wouldn't even have known what it was.
4 posted on 04/13/2011 9:43:32 PM PDT by BigCinBigD (Northern flags in South winds flutter...)
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To: BigCinBigD

True enough. I would doubt that most Southerners under 35 would know race irrespective. However, I imagine many know who Sojourner Truth and Elizabeth Stanton are.


5 posted on 04/13/2011 9:45:34 PM PDT by robowombat
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To: robowombat

Better yet, send him a card with the Rebel flag on it. I doubt cards are against the rules. :)


6 posted on 04/13/2011 9:46:11 PM PDT by Sporke (USS-Iowa BB-61)
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To: robowombat

>She says a nurse saw the flag and was offended.

Then tell the nurse to not come around his room.


7 posted on 04/13/2011 9:48:04 PM PDT by max americana ( NF)
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To: robowombat

Sorry White Guy, that flag has been deemed politically incorrect by people you have never heard of.

Wouldn’t you be more comfortable with these Black Power, and Gay Rainbow flags???


8 posted on 04/13/2011 9:49:58 PM PDT by tcrlaf (2012 Slogan: "You'd Have To Be Insane, To Vote For Hussein!")
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To: Sporke
I like that. The SCV sells nice ones for $ .50 a shot go to http://www.scv.org/ and click on the store button and then on ‘Confederate gifts’ (I know they have a really lame website but this will get you there.)
9 posted on 04/13/2011 9:55:19 PM PDT by robowombat
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To: robowombat

America is here in name only like the Constitution.


10 posted on 04/13/2011 9:55:23 PM PDT by taxtruth (Don't end the fed,jail the fed!)
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To: tcrlaf

Somehow, I don’t think the gay caballeros flag of many colors would be very simpatico to the VA staff that didn’t cotton to the Stars and Bars. Black folks do not care much for the ‘down low’,


11 posted on 04/13/2011 9:57:23 PM PDT by robowombat
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To: max americana
I hope she get arrested in Winchester, VA.

Then she can be REALLY "offended".

12 posted on 04/13/2011 9:58:54 PM PDT by Salamander (Insolence.....I has it.)
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To: Salamander

Wow, even the union jack is on the insignia. Talk about history.


13 posted on 04/13/2011 10:00:55 PM PDT by max americana ( NF)
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To: robowombat

That’s government run health care for you. More examples coming soon with Obamacare.


14 posted on 04/13/2011 10:18:21 PM PDT by Greg123456
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To: max americana

Its inclusion offends me.


15 posted on 04/13/2011 10:46:34 PM PDT by VanDeKoik (1 million in stimulus dollars paid for this tagline!)
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To: max americana

Nice guys, too.

Very polite and “Southern”.


16 posted on 04/13/2011 10:52:11 PM PDT by Salamander (Insolence.....I has it.)
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To: VanDeKoik

Best stay outta Winchester, then....:)


17 posted on 04/13/2011 10:53:36 PM PDT by Salamander (Insolence.....I has it.)
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To: max americana

Not just the Union Jack, but the old one (before Ireland was incorporated into it with the red “X”) from the American Revolution.

That IS history.


18 posted on 04/14/2011 2:54:23 AM PDT by kearnyirish2
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To: robowombat

I just sent Mr. Thrasher a card, a couple of small stickers with flags on them, a battle flag charm, a deck of playing cards, and a coffee mug.

I hope he likes the stuff as much as I did sending it.


19 posted on 04/14/2011 3:46:30 AM PDT by Rearden (Deo Vindice)
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To: BigCinBigD

You got that right. They should instead use the real flag of the confederacy (i.e. the First National Flag of the Confederacy). Georgia’s current flag is based on this flag. I am sure the that none of the douchebags at the hospital would have known anything about that flag. In fact, they ought to try it right now.


20 posted on 04/14/2011 6:14:19 AM PDT by ohioman
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To: Rearden

There was another thread posted a couple of days ago (http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2703634/posts) that outlined this issue. (It wasn’t a duplicate but a different source)

As his story spreads I’m guessing that he is going to get a lot more from a lot of sympathetic folks.


21 posted on 04/15/2011 12:20:30 PM PDT by rockrr ("Remember PATCO!")
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