Howard Banks, now legally blind, fought in Iwo Jima — only to be treated like THIS in his own home.
Mr. Banks has a flagpole that he salutes faithfully every morning.
But some punks have no respect.
He’s 92, he walks with a crutch, and — as we’ve mentioned — he’s legally blind.
But there’s nothing wrong with his hearing. He heard someone tampering with his flag, and he came out to investigate.
“I walked out, hanging onto the railing, and stepped down. That must’ve startled them,” Banks said.
Banks said the first time this happened, about a year ago, someone shredded his American flag and ripped his Marine flag. He was determined not to let that happen again.
“They could see me. I couldn’t see them. I turned and looked in the other direction, and about then – wham! One of them knocked me down,” Banks said.
Whoever did it took off. Neighbors rushed in to help Banks up. His knee was left a little twisted, he said, and he suffered bumps and bruises. — Fox
Nobody should be treated like that in their own yard. And that goes double for those who risked their lives defending it.
Here’s what Mr. Banks said about the flag, after having his targeted, again.
… that can’t stop him from his life’s mission, to honor veterans who sacrifice and serve.“I think we all had that same feeling, that that flag was our identity. We were Americans,” he said.”The fact that I’m getting older, and the less I can do, at least I can still do that.”
That’s what love of country REALLY looks like.