Lindsey Stone of Plymouth last month posted a photo on Facebook of herself making an obscene gesture at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery.
Both Stone and Jamie Schuh, the woman who took the photo, have apolgized about the incident.
Stone and Schuh, employees of Life Inc., a living facility for adults with disablilities in Hyannis have been suspended from their positions.
On its Facebook Page, Life Inc. posted the following:
On Nov. 19 at approximately 6 p.m., we became aware that one of our employees had posted an offensive, 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. The photo has since been removed from Facebook, and both employees have been placed on unpaid leave pending the results of an internal investigation.
This photograph in no way reflects the opinions or values of the LIFE organization, which holds our nation’s veterans in the highest regard. We are proud to have veterans serving on our staff and board of trustees, and we value their service. The men and women who have selflessly fought and sacrificed their lives to protect the rights and lives of Americans deserve our utmost respect and gratitude. We are acutely aware that this photo has done a disservice to veterans and we are deeply saddened that it was taken and shared in a public medium.
Since the photo went viral, the Facebook Page "Fire Lindsey Stone" has been created and at the time of this posting, has more than 15,300 likes.
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