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Dodgers’ Rick Monday Saves American Flag from Two Protestors Attempting to Burn It
Dodgers’ Rick Monday Saves American Flag from Two Protestors Attempting to Burn It

Dodgers’ Rick Monday Saves American Flag from Two Protestors Attempting to Burn It

Former Los Angeles Dodgers star outfielder Rick Monday saved a burning American flag at Dodger Stadium on April 25, 1976. After two protesters ran onto the field during the game and burned an American flag, Monday picked up the flag to thunderous applause. It was an incredible act of patriotism during a tumultuous time in the nation’s history. Watching the video with legendary broadcaster Vin Scully on the call only increases the intensity of the moment.

In a day and age where many athletes use their influence to denigrate America, this is a refreshing flashback to a time when patriotism was also politically correct. Monday’s quote after the game was nearly as legendary as the act itself, which is saying something.

If you’re going to burn the flag, don’t do it around me. I’ve been to too many veterans’ hospitals and seen too many broken bodies of guys who tried to protect it,” Monday said at the time. 

What a legend and patriot!

Source: Daily Caller

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