Woman fired after taking disrespectful photo next to soldier's grave

Woman fired after taking disrespectful photo next to soldier's grave

Woman fired after taking disrespectful photo next to soldier's grave

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by KMOV.com Staff

KMOV.com

Posted on November 21, 2012 at 4:40 PM

Updated Wednesday, Nov 21 at 7:50 PM

(KMOV.com) -- A woman in Massachusetts has lost her job after a Facebook photo of her acting disrespectful in Arlington National Cemetery got the internet riled up.

According to the New York Daily News, Lindsey Stone was on a work trip to Arlington when she took a photo brandishing the middle finger and pretending to scream next to the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. She did so next to a sign that was asking for “silence and respect.”

The photo spread across the internet, and calls for Stone’s firing quickly followed. There was even a Facebook page dedicated to getting her terminated, which has racked up over 23,000 likes.

The Daily News reports she worked for a non-profit called LIFE, where she helped adults with disabilities.

Stone and the employee who took the photo were placed on unpaid leave while LIFE investigated the incident.

 

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