American Honor at Yale
In the next couple of weeks I will be on vacation from the blogosphere, making my move to the college campus and establishing yet another beachhead in the war against the receding tide of liberalism. (I plan to be back to blogolytical brilliance on the second Monday of September.)
I will leave you with an inspiring story from my future college campus. Unfortunately, some of the details no longer survive, but the story can still be told.
In the 70s,
Rioting liberals pulled down the flag hanging from Yale’s ROTC building, planning to burn it while other leftists prepared to burn an American flag in B
Three photographs preserve the ROTC event.
The first shows a rabble of four hundred radicals ripping down the flag.
In the second, the Tories (in ties and jackets) have charged in to fight the libs, managing to beat them back and wrestle the flag free. I noticed in an enlargement of the second photo one protestor looking at the struggle from the steps of the ROTC building. Hand on his chin, he must be wondering what sort of affection could possibly have possessed this tiny group of students. What makes that piece of cloth so dear to them?
Finally, Tories triumphant, Stars and Stripes safely in hand. Holding the flag in the last photo are Kevin McKeegan, Yale '71(left) and Pat Quinn, Yale '72. The photographs belong to McKeegan, who wrote of the event:
"For Tories these were glorious days. On their shoulders rested the task of organizing resistance at Yale. During the awful first week of May, 1970 the Tories saved the American flag from desecration both at
My thanks to the Tories for having nobly and brilliantly done their duty. I hope to become one of them myself this fall.