Rather than being treated like the American Hero he is, 92-year-old blind World War II veteran Howard Banks was attacked for defending the U.S. flag on his property.
Police are on the hunt for the unpatriotic suspects.
CBS News reports:
World War II veteran Howard Banks is legally blind, but his memory is sharp at age 92.
A day before his birthday on July 11, the veteran said he heard someone outside his home pulling down his American flag from its pole, so he went outside to investigate.
“I walked out, hanging onto the railing and stepped down. That must’ve startled them,” said Banks.
Banks was determined to protect his flag after someone shredded his previous American flag and ripped up his Marine flag about a year ago.
Police are seeking information on who pushed down an elderly veteran as he was protecting his American flag that’s been targeted before.
“They could see me. I couldn’t see them,” said Banks. “I turned and looked in the other direction, and about then – ‘wham!’ They knocked me down.”
The person trying to take the flag down ran off while neighbors rushed in to help Banks.
Banks has numerous bumps and bruises and he said he even twisted his knee. “On this forearm, it’s kind of sore and rough,” he said. “Both of them. I’ve still got soreness here, but I’m durable. I can take it.
As you can see, Howard Banks is no snowflake. We salute you for your service. Thank-you!