Increasing numbers of state capitols are flying the US flag at half-mast today in honor of the four Marines and sailor who were shot dead last week by a Muslim in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
Momentum is accelerating at private and public locations in the wake of one Marines challenge to Teach Obama Respect by bringing Old Glory to half-staff across the nation as Top Right News reported yesterday.
At the Tennessee capitol, the flag is at half-mast:
Flags to fly at half mast to honor Chattanooga victims: Flags over the State Capitol and all state office buildings… http://t.co/Nt921JQtlG
Knoxville Buzz (@KnoxvilleBuzz) July 20, 2015
And at the U.S. Capitol, our flag is also lowered to honor our brave fallen:
Flags at the US Capitol stand at half mast in honor of victims of #Chattanooga shooting pic.twitter.com/kTpa7ykfyi photo via @SpeakerBoehner
Mashable News (@MashableNews) July 21, 2015
But as TRN reported, Barack Obama has still refused to lower the White House flag, or done what presidents invariably do in the wake of such a tragedy: issue a proclamation to lower flags nationwide.
Now celebrity and former U.S. Marine Montel Williams is spitting mad over it, and issued a fierce challenge of his own to Obama on Facebook:
Posted by Montel Williams on Monday, July 20, 2015
Williams service record includes several years in the US Navy before becoming involved in public speaking and eventually landing a job hosting the popular television talk show, The Montel Williams Show.
So, its now Monday evening. Did I miss an explanation from this President as to why he hasnt ordered the flag to half mast after 5 service members and 1 police officer were assassinated by a deranged terrorist in Chattanooga, Tennessee????? Serious question.
They were assassinated in cold blood right here in the United States simply for wearing a uniform… By a terrorist… Does that not merit a measure of solemn respect? Mr. President, lower the flag and stop making servicemembers wonder what they are fighting for, please sir.
So far, there has been no response from the White House, but angry Americans are drawing their own conclusions about why Obama may be holding back this honor from servicemen slaughtered by a Muslim jihadist.