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Veteran Admits ‘It Blew My Mind’ After Watching a Boy Scout Kneel During the Pledge of Allegiance

A lifelong scout and United States veteran said his mind was blown after watching a young boy scout kneel during The Pledge of Allegiance.

According to WNCN, 10-year-old Liam Holmes took a knee during a city council meeting he was at in Durham, North Carolina.

It was a move he discussed with his father prior to the council meeting. His father told WNCN he wasn’t sure if once the meeting began if his son would actually follow through with his plan.

And when the dad actually saw Liam kneel during the Pledge of Allegiance, he said he couldn’t be more proud of his son:

“When he did it I was really surprised and also really proud of him.”

The dad even tweeted about his son’s actions on Twitter:

When asked why he decided to take a knee in the first place, Liam told WNCN:

“What I did was took a knee against racial discrimination, which is basically when people are mean to other people of different colors.”

Liam continued by saying the mayor thanked him for his protest and so did others on Twitter. Mayor Steve Schewel said in a statement:

“Thank you, councilman, and thank you, scouts. To the scout that expressed his conscience by kneeling, we will say we endorse and appreciate all expressions of conscience in Durham City Council.”

While others added:

However, some weren’t too fond of Liam’s actions.

United States Veteran Brandon LaRoque, who was present at the council meeting, said he wasn’t expecting to see a young boy scout kneel:

“It just blew my mind that this was Cub Scouts and politics. Part of the scout oath is to God and your country, and I understand people have the right to freedom of speech. I just don’t understand why it has to be during the Pledge of Allegiance.”

And more people on Twitter wrote:

However, as WNCN reports Liam isn’t too worried about the naysayers, adding, “Well, those people just don’t listen.”

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  1. IF he is so ” proud ” and needed to do this:

    Why, like other thugs, did he hide his face? Seriously …. that seems to be ….. well why hide?

    • Exactly one comment I was going to make , WHY did the little coward hide his face !? Probably because kids with parents that teach love for country to their country and respect born out of gratitude for the suffering endured by the fight and dying men that fought their everloving ass’s off freeing this country from England ! Their severe sufferings were not to be disrespected by a smartass kid, taught that ?by parents with that attitude should be deported from this country !!!!!

    • Exactly one comment I was going to make , WHY did the little coward hide his face !? Probably because kids with parents that teach love for country to their country and respect born out of gratitude for the suffering endured by the fight and dying men that fought their everloving ass’s off freeing this country from England ! Their severe sufferings were not to be disrespected by a smartass kid, taught that ?by parents with that attitude should be deported from this country !!!!! AND JUST FOR THE RECORD, I HAVE NOT ALREADY SAID THAT

    • I think that might’ve been the neck of his coat sliding up, but I understand your point. If you’re going to do something like this, commit yourself to it. Make a stand, even if that means kneeling. Those like the father, who let other take the heat, disgust me.

  2. These things disrespect our veterans and the freedoms we enjoy.

    This was a publicity stunt for his 15 minutes of fame for him and his family.

    And show your face if you want to own your actions!

  3. Disrespect of the highest level!! That kid and his parents/dad should have been escorted off the property!! There’s absolutely no room in cub/boy scouts for politics, do that shit on your own time…and don’t hide your face if you’re that proud of what you do!!

  4. Unbelievable to me that any parent would suggest and encourage this kind of disrespect to their young child! And I don’t think for a minute that the kid would have thought of this all on his own. My father would have whaled the tar out of me or any of my siblings had we ever pulled a stunt like that! Of course, when I was growing up, people revered our flag and all it stood for. And they didn’t let their political differences rule their lives, unlike the hysteria we see among the vacuous liberals today. I seriously doubt this boy has a clue what this is all about — his Daddy was probably too much of a coward to take a knee himself, so let his kid do it for him.

  5. Do that in front of me , Your asking for a ass whooping because. I stand up for the flag and not kneeling down on one knee. Disrespectful no good spoiled ass little boy punk that he is and he has one thing coming for his sorry ass in hell !!

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