Skip to comments.Veteran Wraps Baby in American Flag, Photo Sparks Controversy
Posted on 03/12/2015 3:15:11 AM PDT by raybbr
A photographer and Navy veteran is fighting back after a photo she posted to Facebook started an online backlash.
Vanessa Hicks said she had no idea her photo would be considered controversial. The photo, from a military familys newborn photo shoot, showed a newborn infant wrapped in an American flag held by his father, who was in his military uniform.
Hicks, a Navy veteran herself and the wife of an active-duty Navy member, said her intention was to honor the flag as well as her clients, who wanted to incorporate their military service in the photo shoot.
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Personally I think it's pretty cool.
Military personnel should know better.
It’s an infant, (no doubt and American infant) wrapped in a flag, that does not touch the ground.
Infants are EXEMPT in my flag etiquette book. Sorry purists.
Oh my, child abuse! Next he’ll probably take the baby the church. Before you know it, the kid will be setting up a lemonade stand and playing cowboy and Indians.
I’m with you on this.
I like the picture. It has a kink of symbolism to it. Rest in Freedom, little one!
Sign of the times in which we’re living that such a wonderful photo could be deemed ‘controversial.’
LOL! OH God forbid!
I’m well aware of flag etiquette, but I have no problem with the photo. The flag was not used as a diaper, a wipe, or bib. It was used in respectful artistic expression.
This does not honor our flag.
The main reason given for protest is because of the blood sacrificed for our nation. I think my brother would agree that he died for this baby’s safety and freedom. I like it. It shows why so many come here to have their babies (which should be outlawed). I think many who gave their lives had hopes of having babies, too. Maybe using the flag to speak for the true principles of the republic is needed since the republic is in distress from within.
It also does not desecrate it, in my opinion.
With that said, I would not have done it.
I agree with those who see no real problem with it. While there is the “technical violation” of the flag rules, I like the symbolism of the photo. There is nothing disrespectful about it and promotes the idea that the child is born into, and protected by, the freedoms the flag represents.
To me, the image shows a touching “cradle of liberty.”
Just for the heck of it PING!
“Cradle of liberty” indeed. Respectful, in good taste.
“Cradle Of Liberty” is an excellent title for the photo. I hope she reads Free Republic.
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