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Officials have taken down flags for POW and MIA veterans and replaced them with gay pride rainbow flags outside an executive office building at a memorial plaza in Maryland, causing outrage.
The move was spearheaded by Montgomery County Council member Evan Glass, the council's first LGBTQ member, who helped raise the pride flag Monday morning at Veterans Memorial Plaza in Rockville.
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Vietnam veteran John “Bill” Williams said the flags are meant to honor soldiers still missing, saying he was upset to see them taken down.
“When I was in Vietnam, I was there six days before two guys were missing in action, and they still haven’t found their bodies,” Williams explains.
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Such losses are why the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Plaza in Rockville, Maryland, means so much to Williams, according to The Blaze.
And it's also why he was upset that the plaza's POW/MIA flag was replaced with an LGBTQ rainbow flag for pride month, WRC-TV reported.
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"I wasn't happy about it at all because the park is supposed to be a veterans park," Williams told WRC.
"People died. Now they took it down and put another...
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