November 11th was a day to honor and show our respect to the brave veterans who have put their lives at risk to keep us safe.
Many restaurants showed their respect to veterans by offering free meals or specials just for them, other places honored them in any ways they could think of, and then there was this one person, who once wore a uniform, but did not show respect. Chelsea Manning posted this on social media:
— Chelsea E. Manning (@xychelsea) November 11, 2017
Responses came nearly immediately to her initial post:
Coming from someone who was convicted of treason and dishonorably discharged. You need to sit this one out. You lost your right to voice an opinion.
— Ron Clements (@Ron_Clements) November 11, 2017
you are not a veteran….you have a Dishonorable Discharge….I am a veteran…I have a Honorable Discharge
— James Allen (@CalGuyin90740) November 11, 2017
You forfeited any claim to veteran status when you committed treason. Please STFU and STFD!
— Brian O'Kelley (@BrianOKelley1) November 12, 2017
You're a traitor and dishonorably discharged. This makes you not part of us. We were the ones who served with honor and held to the code and our oath.
— Roy Batty (@RoyBatty010816) November 12, 2017
You were dishonorably discharged. You are not a Veteran (by official definition) and have no right to that title.
— Dianne (@jdianne123) November 12, 2017
To bad you dont fit into the category of veterans. You forfeit that right when you violate federal laws and bring harm to the troops#traitor
— BMK (@Blue_Mountaink9) November 11, 2017