Two women are on unpaid leave from their jobs after a photo taken at the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery:
Lindsey Stone and co-worker Jamie Schuh worked for Living Independently Forever, Inc.,(LIFE) a non-profit organization that helps adults with disabilities.
The organization posted a statement on their facebook page: 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."
Stone and Schuh responded with their own statement: We sincerely apologize for all the pain we have caused by posting the picture we took in Washington DC on Facebook. While posted on a public forum, the picture was intended only for our own amusement. We never meant any disrespect to any of the people nationwide who have served this country and defended our freedom so valiantly. It was meant merely as a visual pun, intending to depict the exact opposite of what the sign said, and had absolutely nothing to do with the location it was taken or the people represented there.