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Thu Jun 3, 2021, 08:35 AM

Veteran's Microphone Muted As He Talked About Black History Of Memorial Day

An organizer of the commemoration in Hudson, Ohio, reportedly said retired Army Lt. Col. Barnard Kemter’s comments were “not relevant.”


https://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/us_60b8af01e4b0169ca97198f9

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Reply Veteran's Microphone Muted As He Talked About Black History Of Memorial Day (Original post)
USAFRetired_Liberal Jun 3 OP
BeerBarrelPolka Jun 3 #1
Elwood P Dowd Jun 3 #7
Diamond_Dog Jun 3 #2
sinkingfeeling Jun 3 #3
marble falls Jun 3 #4
Kid Berwyn Jun 3 #5
cbabe Jun 3 #6
ornotna Jun 3 #8

Response to USAFRetired_Liberal (Original post)

Thu Jun 3, 2021, 08:40 AM

1. I quit

I dropped my American Legion membership 3 years ago because of their bigotry and overt racism.

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Response to BeerBarrelPolka (Reply #1)

Thu Jun 3, 2021, 11:41 AM

7. I dropped mine in 1973.

Got tired of listening to the racist WWII vets. Most of us Vietnam-era vets had little in common with those assholes.

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Response to USAFRetired_Liberal (Original post)

Thu Jun 3, 2021, 08:46 AM

2. This is just unbelievable.

I see The Hill and WaPo have picked up on this astonishingly disgusting act of censorship by these cowards, and I hope these organizers (cowards who took turns throwing each other under the bus) get endless grief over it.

This man deserves an apology and those Hudson organizers should be made to resign in disgrace permanently.

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Response to USAFRetired_Liberal (Original post)

Thu Jun 3, 2021, 08:52 AM

3. Much more at this link. I just deleted my post because I saw yours.

https://amp.beaconjournal.com/amp/7508217002?__twitter_impression=true

HUDSON — What at first blush appeared to be a short audio malfunction at Monday's Memorial Day ceremony in Markillie Cemetery turned out to be anything but.

A ceremony organizer turned off the microphone when the event's keynote speaker, retired Army Lt. Col. Barnard Kemter, began sharing a story about freed Black slaves honoring deceased soldiers shortly after the end of the Civil War.

The microphone was turned down for about two minutes in the middle of Kemter's 11-minute speech during the event hosted by the Hudson American Legion Lee-Bishop Post 464.

Suchan said organizers wanted this part excluded because it “was not relevant to our program for the day," and added the “theme of the day was honoring Hudson veterans.” 

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Response to USAFRetired_Liberal (Original post)

Thu Jun 3, 2021, 08:53 AM

4. A thing to remember about remember about Ohio is while it was majorly involved in the ...

Underground Railroad, it also had a major nest of Copperheads during the Civil War.

Note there were VERY few people of color in the band, the audience or the program. Lt Col Kemter was there as window dressing to begin with.

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Response to USAFRetired_Liberal (Original post)

Thu Jun 3, 2021, 09:57 AM

5. Combat vet censored by white supremacist posers.

Cindy Suchan, who chairs the Memorial Day parade committee and is president of the Hudson American Legion Auxiliary, said it was either her or Jim Garrison, adjutant of American Legion Lee-Bishop Post 464, who turned down the audio. When pressed, she would not say who specifically did it.

Source: https://amp.beaconjournal.com/amp/7508217002?__twitter_impression=true

Suchan and Garrison should be ashamed.

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Response to USAFRetired_Liberal (Original post)

Thu Jun 3, 2021, 11:14 AM

6. How did that work out?

Attempting to silence him, they only shone the spotlight on their own bigotry.

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Response to USAFRetired_Liberal (Original post)

Thu Jun 3, 2021, 11:54 AM

8. Every day they expose their true colors more and more

Blue lives? Nope, scratch that.

Green lives? Ha! Surely you jest.

They really don't have any self control do they.

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