We can only speculate as to the reason why some individuals waved Confederate flags at the rally, but please understand they only represent themselves and may not even be veterans.
The American Legion was not involved in this rally, held Oct. 13 at the World War II Memorial, nor did we endorse this event in any way. So please do not confuse the actions of some individuals with those of Legionnaires and members of other veterans service organizations who advocate and work on behalf of veterans, servicemembers and their families.
The actions of a few protesters should not be attributed to a general gathering of veterans and their supporters at the memorial.
Louis J. Celli, Jr.
Director, Legislative Division