According to a report, last weekend in Panama City, frats traveling from the two aforementioned schools were accused of spitting on veterans and peeing on an American flag, among other things.
One present veteran told First Coast News – “They actually spit on me and my service dog as well, and that’s just so disrespectful and it hurts.”…”I come and I feel honored and I feel safe and that I belong, but now I feel like I’m defending myself.”
It seems anti-American attitudes have continued to seep into every area of our culture.
Both universities have issued statements condemning the actions.
Here is the letter/statement from the U of Florida President:
I am writing to let you know that I am deeply concerned about the reports I have received of inappropriate and offensive behavior involving Zeta Beta Tau students staying at the Laketown Wharf Resort in Panama City Beach this past weekend.
The incidents and behavior you and others have described in emails and phone conversations, the disruption to the Warrior Beach Retreat, and the offense to the wounded warriors and other guests are unacceptable. We are pursuing an investigation of the matter to learn more about the involvement of University of Florida students and whether disciplinary action will be needed.
As this investigation continues, and without knowing the full extent of what transpired, I want to make clear that I am deeply sorry for the affront that our students may have caused. Having visited the Warrior Beach Retreat website and learned about the service and bravery of your son, Joshua; the love and compassion of his wife, Erica; and your own tireless efforts on behalf of our wounded veterans, I can only imagine the pain and indignity of enduring this behavior. I want to assure you that it is not representative of our students or our university, and we will make every effort to learn more, take appropriate action, and prevent similar incidents from occurring again.”