Posted in: Local News– Posted on November 22, 2012
A Plymouth woman who posted a photo of herself pantomiming a yell and making an obscene gesture at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier has been fired from her job at a Cape Cod home for the disabled.
LIFE, Inc.earlier this week said they were investigating the incident involving Lindsey Stone and a co-worker who took the photo. On Wednesday night, just before 7 o’clock the company posted a statement on their Facebook page announcing the departure of Stone and her co-worker. (http://www.facebook.com/LIFECapeCod)
“We wish to announce that the two employees recently involved in the Arlington Cemetery incident are no longer employees of LIFE. Again, we deeply regret any disrespect to members of the military and their families. The incident and publicity has been very upsetting to the learning disabled population we serve. To protect our residents, any comments, however well-intentioned, will be deleted. We appreciate your concern and understanding as we focus on the care of our community.”
Stone was on a company-sponsored trip to Arlington National Cemetery last month when she posed by a sign reading: “Arlington National Cemetery: Silence and Respect.”
Stone posted the photo to Facebook and it went viral. A Facebook page called “Fire Lindsey Stone” has since been created.
Stone’s listing couldn’t be found Tuesday and she couldn’t be reached for comment.