For some reason, it seems to be an increasing trend where our veterans are being treated with less and less respect. This time, as a result of the constant demonization of firearms, one veteran was kicked out of a Six Flags amusement park because he was wearing a pro-Second Amendment shirt.
Mario Alejandro, 33, was one of the first men who went into Iraq back in 2003 and sacrificed so much for this country. What does he get in return? Being kicked out of an amusement park during what would have been a day of fun with his family.
The incident occurred on Father’s Day where Alejandro was wearing the shirt that his family purchased for him back in June from The Reconnaissance Foundation – “a nonprofit organization that helps to support Recon Marines and their families.”
“I thought it was great, I loved it. The shirts fit my personality perfectly. They’re military and they’re patriotic. That’s my thing,” he noted. “I wore them to all over the place, to my kids’ baseball games – everywhere. And I got nothing but compliments about how great they were. No one ever said they were offensive, because it’s obvious that they’re in support of the military and the United States.”
The same couldn’t have been said however for the staff at Six Flags as the veteran explains, “I was walking in through the gate with my wife and kids, who were in front of me, when a security guard grabbed me and said: ‘I can’t let you into the park with that shirt on. That shirt’s offensive.’ I said that it’s not offensive, it’s a military shirt. I told him that I am an Iraq veteran… I served in the war. But he said: ‘I don’t care, you have to take that off… or you need to buy another shirt to put over it.’”
When he refused the security guard, who was obviously only doing the bidding of two cowardly women, who just happened to be his managers, who didn’t have the spine to make the demands themselves.
“I saw him talk to two women in white shirts, who looked at me and then shook their heads. And then the man grabbed my arm and asked me to leave,” he stated. “I told them that’s it’s not offensive, that it’s a military shirt and that it means something. But they said: ‘I don’t care, get out of the park.”
Alejandro further conveyed, “My wife and my son were crying, because they didn’t understand why this was happening. I just told my son to remember this day. To remember how they treat veterans.”
What do you think of this – is this what our nation has come to? Feel free to leave us your thoughts on the entire ordeal in the comments below.