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    Posted April 30, 2012 by
    ValerieMay
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    Pledge of Allegiance gathering

     

    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     ValerieMay shot this video of an April 28 protest in Falmouth, MA, over city council member Melissa Freitag, who refused to recite the Pledge of Allegiance because it includes the words "under God." Demonstrators both against and in support of Freitag were in attendance. 'The outrage was quite something,' she said. 'It only took one hour for it to be all over Facebook and the talk of the town. Newsgroups started arriving and veterans from all over the country started calling the town hall.'
    - jmsaba, CNN iReport producer

    Roughly 1,000 people filled Falmouth's Town Hall green Monday evening to recite the Pledge of Allegiance in unison.
    Falmouth residents turned up with their families, veterans came in uniform and everyone came waving flags.
    The outpouring was spurred by outrage over a decision last Monday by Melissa Freitag, Vice Chairman of the Board of Selectmen, not to say the pledge at the weekly meeting.

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