WASHINGTON, April 24, 2014 – When Michelle Manhart, an Air Force veteran, saw protesters stepping on the American flag Friday, she took immediate action that resulted in her being detained by the Valdosta (Georgia) State University police.
The former Air Force sergeant was informed by a student that there were protesters on campus that had the flag on the ground and they were walking on it. Manhart saw that a group of protesters were desecrating the flag by using it as a floor mat.
This Friday Manhart is planning a protest to call attention to the need for students at the university as well as all Americans to understand the value of the American flag and the role it has played in the nation’s pursuit of freedom.
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Manhart said later, “I went over there to pick up the flag from the ground. I was not concerned as much for the cause of the group’s protest, but felt very strongly that the flag did not deserve to be on the ground.”