THE POWER OF GOODBYE

Gay Marine Received Pride Flag From His Unit As Going Away Gift

2QT6PXpAs the saying goes “a picture is worth a thousand words.” Rarely has that adage been as true as when unnamed Marine posted the above photo on Reddit with a note that read: “Today’s my unofficial last day as a Marine. This is what my unit gave me to say goodbye.”

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9 Comments

  • Dakotahgeo

    Now THAT’S going out in style, and a great gift from very classy Marine friends! Alllll the best, Sir!!!

  • 1EqualityUSA

    This is beautiful. Thanks for your service and the courage to be true.

  • yaoming

    The few, the proud…
    Love those Marines.
    Beautiful.

  • Billysees

    Great story about love and respect and gratitude.

  • sfbeast

    Thanks for your service. And a big thank you to your excellent Marine buddies for giving you that amazing Pride flag.

  • jwrappaport

    Warms my heart – definitely shared this with some friends of mine who served. Times they are a-changin’

  • Cam

    But But But Wait…..all of the right wing bigots said that gays would ruin unit cohesion! Don’t tell me that a bunch of ignorant bigots were wrong?!?!?!?

  • J.L.Vargas

    First, Thanks for sharing this with us. Its great to know that there are a few proud Marine’s who are not afraid to say that they are proud to have served next to a (gay) brother in arms. Second, how cool that they did this for him to show how much he was a part of the team no matter who he loved and that he will be missed. And finally to him personally, thank you for serving our country and for showing the world that not every gay man is running around with a designer man purse and loafers. Welcome Home Brother!

  • Billysees

    @Cam: 7

    How true a comment you made.

    “….right wing bigots said that gays would ruin unit cohesion! Don’t tell me that….”

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    A great comment from No. 8 above too.

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