World War II veteran Dario Raschio has accomplished a great deal in his one hundred years. In addition to his age, Raschio’s accomplishments in the Navy were of such note that Senator Ron Wyden of Raschio’s home state of Oregon, devoted the first minutes of a townhall meeting to bestow upon Raschio several medals for his service. He was awarded the U.S. Naval Aviator Badge, the American Campaign Medal, the Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal, the World War II Victory medal, the American Defense Service Medal, the “Ruptured Duck” award and the U.S. Navy Honorable discharge pin. He was also given a flag flown over the U.S. Capitol.
What should have been one of the best moments of this veteran’s long life was marred by left-wing activists who for some reason decided to protest at a local townhall meeting in Portland, disrupting proceedings in order to yell chants about the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner, who died across the country at the hands of men whom no-one in the room had control over. Oregon Live reported on the incredibly disrespectful manner in which Raschio’s honor was ruined (he left before the meeting was even over after receiving his awards) by left-wing ideologues:
He accepted the medals on behalf of those who died in WWII and ended his short speech by saying, “God bless America. And you people that are here for a cause, whatever it might be—show respect to Sen. Wyden.”
Wyden took back the mic, and followed up, “One of the reasons that we can come here today and be heard and express our views is because of veterans like Dario.”
But before Raschio could even sit down the unrest resumed. A protester at the front of the room announced that “for 4.5 minutes we are going to take time to pay respect to everybody who has been killed by police in this nation.”
Watch the infuriating video below:
Comment below! What would you have done if you were at this meeting?