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Lindsey Stone Might Get Fired For Posting Photo Flipping Off The Tomb Of The Unknown Soldier

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Cape Cod, MA – Lindsey Stone may lose her job after posting a photo of herself appearing to flip off the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier on Facebook. The photo many consider extremely disrespectful to members of the military, does not depict a fresh-faced teen acting out out of the view of parents. Stone and her photographer friend are grown women. Although the news articles about Stone do not list her age, she appears around 40 – old enough to consider the consequences of her actions.

In the photo, which has now been removed from Stone’s Facebook page, she is seen yelling, or pretending to yell, while giving the middle finger by a sign next to the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. The sign asks for silence and respect for the fallen hero.

Lindsey Stone’s coworker snapped the posed moment, so she too is facing backlash at work, The Blaze notes. The photos caused “thousands” of comments, according to CBS Boston. Stone posted this as the first wave of astonishment at the juvenile act began online:

“Whoe whoa whoa … wait. This is just us, being the douchebags that we are, challenging authority in general. Much like the pic posted he night before, of me smoking right next to a no smoking sign. OBVIOUSLY we meant NO disrespect to people that serve or have served our country.”

Stone works at Living Independently Forever. LIFE is a non-profit organization that aids adults with disabilities in the Cape Cod region.

The “Fire Lindsey Stone” Facebook page earned nearly 20,000 “likes” soon it was published. A statement from LIFE posted on the page after the employer became aware of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier incident reads:

“On November 19 at approximately 6 pm we became aware that one of our employees had posted an offensive and inappropriate photograph on her personal Facebook page. The photo was taken at a national historic site in October by a fellow employee during a trip to Washington D.C. attended by 40 residents and eight staff. Both employees have been placed on unpaid leave pending the results of an internal investigation.”

Although some of the comments on the page indicated that Lindsey Stone should not lose her job because of a “stupid photo” most of the comments want the women terminated. Some posters noted that they do not want their disabled loved ones care for by people who showed such “bad judgment.”

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85 Responses to “Lindsey Stone Might Get Fired For Posting Photo Flipping Off The Tomb Of The Unknown Soldier”

  1. Devon Reed

    really? you want someone fired for an offensive joke? honestley I lol at this picture because its funny, and the rule is "if its funny its fair".

  2. Thomas Andrew

    David seem the young one commenting does not have anybody bury there.

  3. Kathryn Hendrickson

    What does voting for Obama have to do with it? My father, who served in the military for over 20 years is buried there and I find her actions reprehensible. One has nothing to do with another. It's about respect and ignorance.

  4. Steve Moriarty

    I wonder if those who think she should keep her job are veterans of the US Military. My guess is probably not. What would you think if someone went into a wake of a familly member and said "Hey who is the F***ing corpse". Those Unknown Soldiers are my brothers.

  5. Lucious Clark

    Both should be terminated & jailed & fined, maybe even hanged! I have friends & family buried at Arlington & are due the most respect.
    I am a Vietnam Vet.

  6. Lynel Charfauros

    I thought we had the freedom of speech? People who say "fire her" may respect the tomb, but not our constitution…

    It may not be appropriate, but it IS her right!

  7. Cheryl Comento

    This woman is a disgrace. With so little sensitivity she should not be working with people with disabilities and should be fired immediately. Not only that but she shows total lack of respect for our military men and women.

  8. Lynel Charfauros

    why would i get offended? is that supposed to be offending?? Free speech is a freedom that i encourage, and practice everyday. While everything may not be educated, it's a right, so more power to you and your comment, practice what you preach, and i hope you aren't a hypocrite

  9. Lynne Kumar

    She is a disrespectful @$&%*. She should be fired. She also needs to grow up! The only learning tool for her stupid mind is to be at a funeral being held on that ground. Watch the families and friends suffer while you have you laugh! Lindsey Stone makes me sick to my stomach!

  10. Mike Davis

    Devon I am sure you probably have ancestors that are dead and buried somewhere. How would you feel if someone came along and crapped on their graves and took a pic and put it on FB as a "joke". You may not, for whatever reason see it this way but most Americans see those boys buried there as "family". That is not funny. If you disagree send me the address of your families cemetery or better yet try to think about it.

  11. Brandon Waynick Jr

    YES, THAT IS NOT A JOKE ! ! THEY DIED TO PROTECT YOU ! DEVON

  12. Mike Davis

    Greed freedom of speech is a right. Your speech can have consequences and ifthis ain't yelling fire in a crowded theater at this point in time where her generation is seen the way they are then what is.

  13. Darryl Bowdoin

    send her to the middle east as a joke maybe she could see what our military dose for this country. she has never had or know a man or women in the armed services that gave their all so she could have freedom. if she still don't get it send here to the front line to live or die.

  14. Darryl Bowdoin

    send her to the middle east as a joke maybe she could see what our military dose for this country. she has never had or know a man or women in the armed services that gave their all so she could have freedom. if she still don't get it send here to the front line to live or die.

  15. Ray Hamilton

    Lynel Charfauros There is a very big difference in your so called "Free Speech" and total respect for Our Armed Forces, both alive and deceased! You worthless POS! If you knew the true meaning of "Free Speech" Then you might be able to comprehend why so many "Patriotic Americans" are furious over this post. Yes, "We The People" are still "In Power" in this country, whether you know it or not! Just keep it up brother, and you will see! God Bless America! and God Bless Our Troops!

  16. Ray Hamilton

    It has a lot to do with it! The few that have been brought up and taught up the right way are the only ones left that would never do this type of thing. Today's Liberal Young Guns (Obamaites) are way out of touch with reality!

  17. Chris Erickson

    Keep on working at Domino's to try and pay for college to learn and respect how Freedom of Speech became your right and what the significance of Arlington National Cemetery stands for!! You want a stupid joke do the same pose outside of a golf course, not at the resting place of our Nation's heros!!

  18. Devon Reed

    I will have you know sir that I am well versed in the course of human history and a few things prior to that along with countless other things,over sensitivity being one of them. the picture in question shows an adult woman yelling at a sign asking ppl to be quit and show respect. the equivalent of standing on a fresh lawn with a posted stay off the grass sign. to answer other questions i do have family who are veterans, no you cant have the address to their graves so you can crap, and for my final note the humor in the photo stems from the obvious and blatant ignorance towards the sign. it may have been in bad taste but it is in fact funny.

  19. Devon Reed

    Is it really necessary to creep on a strangers profile just to come up with some crap ass line about learning respect and working at Dominos? I mean honestly have you nothing better you could be doing to occupy your time? stop being so negative about things im sure you have shared many a laugh at an of color joke with your friends.

  20. Alfred Baber

    Dev…the next woman who is funny would be the first. It has nothing to do with this, either. Kids these days.

  21. Alfred Baber

    Dev…the next woman who is funny would be the first. It has nothing to do with this, either. Kids these days.

  22. Alfred Baber

    Next thing you know, women will think that wearing fake mustaches is funny. Oh, wait…

  23. Alfred Baber

    Next thing you know, women will think that wearing fake mustaches is funny. Oh, wait…

  24. Thomas Andrew

    Our sister and brothers when in with full health. Some of them will not have Thanksgiving today. Some will not be able feed themselves.

  25. Thomas Andrew

    Lynel Charfauros it is more the lack of disrespect for someone that gave all. This is not about free speech when it is a joke for someone that gave all for this person lack of common sense.

  26. Thomas Andrew

    Seem the young think it is about freedom of speech. It is about respect.

  27. Thomas Andrew

    When Storm Sandy hit and when it snow and on Christmas eve or in 100 degrees. The Guards sign up to watch over the Unknown Soldier. They will never left his side.

  28. Keith Phares

    Her boss should make her pull a week of community service in a V.A. Hospital

  29. James Dunn

    Lindsey when your this stupid, your life is already ruined. But being fired, having your life ruined is just fruits of your stupidity. U.S. Naval Veteran.

  30. Richard Cockman

    Devon..should be shot thru his stupid fucking head..the feamle..should definitley be executed..anyone who finds humor in this..86 them..yellow spined little fuckers.

  31. Anonymous

    So Devon, if I Photoshop a picture of Obama being hanged would the Secret Service consider it a joke? I think not, they would pay me a nice visit and want to lock me away for ten years. I only wished the honor guard would have bayoneted her in the ass, I certainly would have punted her ass around those honored dead. Losing her job is minor compared to what we vets have been through to keep your coward liberal ass safe and protect your free speech.

  32. Ivan Wong

    (let's set aside the disrespetful part first, just logically think if she deserve to get stoned by the public).

    If she is a 13 years old, I can understand that. However, she is freaking 30+. If that's not enough, she is dumb enough to do it while she is on a paid business trip. AND! What takes the cake is that she post it on facebook to share. Darwin Award Winner, 1st place!

    Ask tourself, if a cashier at Micky D beats up a customer on the job, should the cashier get fired?

  33. Ivan Wong

    (let's set aside the disrespetful part first, just logically think if she deserves to get stoned by the public).

    If she is a 13 years old, I can understand that. However, she is freaking 30+. If that's not enough, she is dumb enough to do it while she is on a paid business trip. AND! What takes the cake is that she post it on facebook to share. Darwin Award Winner, 1st place!

    Ask yourself, if a cashier at Micky D beats up a customer on the job, should the cashier get fired?

  34. Richard Cockman

    an fuck you too Drew..you think it's a fucking joke..join yo little ass up an come on over..lil bitch running your mouth from your mommas fucking basement…come on with it bitch.

  35. Thomas Andrew

    It is the disrespect for who protect. This is NOT Freedom of Speech.

  36. Thomas Andrew

    First anybody works a Micky D would not beat our boys and girls that serve.

  37. Thomas Andrew

    They are away from there family. They are with there brothers and sister having Thanksgiving.
    Be thank ful they are doing there duty with less pay than your electric bill.

  38. Anonymous

    Drew you are the joke. You like your freedoms but you do nothing to protect them because you have never learned about self sacrifice, you are one of those that want to be given everything instead of going out and earning it for yourself. Millions have served and thousands have died to keep you safe. I feel sorry for the ignorant masses of sheep being produced in the current educational system all you sheep know is "gimmie gimmie" and" me me me." If you ever had an original idea the shock would kill you. My advice stop listening to your professors and learn to think for yourself. Genius comes from thinking for one's self not by following blindly the accepted norm.

  39. Daniel Hedges

    Freedom of speech I agree with! Freedom of consequences for whatever stupid actions you do, I don't agree with! I am free to have a drink, get drunk and pass out if I so choose but if I get behind the wheel of a car I have to face the music if I get caught, God forbid that I cause harm to others then I should go to jail and there is no dispute about that. Maybe if she loses her job she will see that we are all responsible for what we do even though we have the right to do it.

  40. Penny Thomson

    I really think this person probably meant no harm. But common sense would dictate that you should not do something so absurd. Maybe she learned a lesson.

  41. Jim Bright

    Nobody said she doesn't have the right to act like a juvenile pig. But we as posters also have the right to post what a juvenile pig she is, do we not? And her employers also have the right to terminate her fat ass, do they not?

    Do you have reading comprehension problems?

  42. Thomas Andrew

    True in what you say Daniel. Now pay the piper. 30 year old stupidy.

  43. Thomas Andrew

    I have to say, O please. Our boys should not have her even clean the bed pans at the VA.

  44. Chet Sulek

    Devon, These American soldiers paid with their lives to give you the freedom you have today. That's the message here… and if you think this is funny, try living in a country where you have no rights, or if you disagree with their govenment you are either sent to jail, killed or both. Before defending this idiot for her stupidity try using your high school brain to research why our country is home of the brave and free…

  45. Devon Reed

    you dicks acts like those men were the first to die for an honorable cause or something. humans have been killing each other since tghe dawn of man many of them on the battlefield for a grand cause and to see their countries to better days. yet we think the american cause is the only one worth defending. im sure all those nazis thought their cause was great and noble as well. im jus sayin in the grand since of things your cause and everyone elses wont mean shit. truth hurts but america and the earth most likely humanity itself will all be gone one day.

  46. Suzanne Glaab Varney

    The actions of both those women are reprehensible! I fail to see any kind of humor in disrespecting the final resting place of hundreds of thousands of our nations heros. I'm sure the families of those who are buried at Arlington National Cemetry fail to see or appreciate her humor as well.

  47. Rock Ford

    THIS WOMEN IS A DISGRACE TO AMERICANS AND AMERICA. I WISH SHE WERE IN IRAC OR WORSE FIGHTING A WAR WITH HER FAMILY LEFT BEHIND ON THANKSGIVING DAY. I AM THANKFUL THAT SHE LOST HER JOB. I AM THANKFUL FOR MY LIFE. OUR TROOPS. THE LIVES THAT WERE GIVEN AND TAKEN FOR US TO BE FREE. FREE FOR HER TO FLIP THE BIRD AT A DEAD PERSON WHOM GAVE THEIR ONLY LIFE. NORMALLY I DO NOT GET INVOLVED IN THIS TYPE OF STUFF. HOWEVER, THIS WAS UN-NERVING AT BEST IN MY EYES. GOOGLE UNKNOWN SOLDIER AND SEE WHAT COMES UP. I AS SOME BELIEVE IN GOD, EAT LEAST A HIGHER POWER WITHOUT BRINGING RELIGION INTO IT. CAUSE WE ALL HAVE DIFFERENT BELIEFS. BUT YOU REALLY WOULD HAVE TO BE THE LOWEST OF HUMAN LIFE TO DO THIS. SOME HIGHER POWER IS ALWAYS WATCHING NO MATTER HOW DISRESPECTFUL, NASTY, AND UGLY YOU CAN BE. I WOULD HATE TO BE HER WHEN AT THE PEARLY GATES. IN OTHER WORDS I GOING TO GO THERE. ROTT IN HELL.

  48. Rock Ford

    TO THE LADY BELOW FREEDOM OF SPEACH. I WONDER WHAT THE SOLDIERS THAT ARE DECEASED AND THE ONE LIVING THEIR LIVES WITH PTSD. THE SOLDIERS THAT HAVE TAKEN THEIR LIVES BECAUSE THEY COULD NOT HANDLE WAR. WHAT WOULD THE SOLDIERS PROTECTING US RIGHT NOW WHILE WE ARE COMPLAINING ABOUT THIS IDOT WOMAN SAY WHILE THEY ARE FIGHTING THEIR ASSES OFF FOR US TO HAVE THANKSGIVING AND A REGULAR DAY. A MEAL, A SAFE PLACE. OMG GET A GRIP. THE WOMAN IS WRONG AND THERE ARE RULES TO EVERYTHING. TAKE OUR RIGHTS AND CONSTITUTION FROM OUR FOR-FATHERS AND CRAP ON THEM TOO. YEAH RIGHT.

  49. David Bermes

    Fired is not arrested. Fired does not violate the first amendment and is at the disgression of her employer. Her employer will have to decide.

  50. Elizabeth McLaughlin

    Send this woman and her friend to Afgan/Iraq to live for a long while, bet you that in a day's time she will be crawling back to the USA. She needs to learn to grow-up and honor the men and women that serve this country so that she has a safe place to call home. This is just another ego manic narristic who thinks her poo doesn't stink and she can do whatever she wants to anyone…..very wrong, you don't insult our heros. You are not worth anything to the human race.

  51. Marc Hassell

    It is easy to be so forgiving of the insult she has thrown inti the face of all our soliders. Wonder how much funny you would think it is if you had lost people to wars

    Drew, It must really suck being you.

  52. Lou Mingacci

    Here's my freedom of speech too. toss her overboard in a shark pit.

  53. Will Clever

    Lindsey I left two feet of my colon and two inches of my right leg in Vietnam and one of my brothers in arms lost his life rescuing me during a fire fight in the bush in Nam. When I came home through S F airport in a wheel chair I was treated poorly by stupid restarted dumb ass people like yourself, you think your picture is funny how about I limp over and kick your ass you selfish stupid irresponsible bitch. You and the friend that took the pic need to be unemployed and work at Arlington writing down the names of all the
    Souls buried there, you bitch. I am in Phoenix AZ now so if you want to get together for. 62 year marine to kick your ass please respond any time anywhere

  54. Steve Borden

    So you fought for our 1st Amendment right or is it a right when it suits you. I wasnt a fan of the pic but obviously it was a joke. Relax and get a sense of humor.