'Show Your Patriotism': Dakota Meyer Wants to Counter Anti-Flag Challenge
Dakota Meyer wants you to SHARE this post to show people who disrespect the flag that 'we are stronger and louder than they will ever be.' #NeverOutGunned
Posted by Fox & Friends on Tuesday, May 5, 2015
Medal of Honor recipient Dakota Meyer today called for a social media campaign to counter the “Eric Sheppard Challenge,” a movement encouraging Americans to stomp on the flag.
Videos posted to social media show users disrespecting Old Glory as part of the Eric Sheppard Challenge, which was named after a college student who is wanted in Georgia. Sheppard’s gun was allegedly found on a college campus during a series of anti-flag protests.
Meyer said the challenge is “disgracing what this country stands for.” He encouraged Americans to take part in a campaign to show how much they love the nation.
“We love our country, and we love it more than anything in the world,” he said. “And I want you to go out and show your patriotism, and take a picture of something that means something to you that represents this country, whether it’s the flag, whether it’s the Constitution, whatever it is.”
Meyer called on social media users to hashtag their patriotic photos #NeverOutGunned. He said Americans should show those who disrespect the flag that "we are stronger and louder than they will ever be."
He also had a message for people who are partaking in the Eric Sheppard Challenge.
“If they don’t want to be here, they can leave,” he said.
Watch his passionate message above.