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Wakefield: Freedom comes with many challenges


November 11, 2017

Ian Minielly/Daily Globe

COLONEL BRAD Wakefield, U.S. Army Retired, speaks to students, teachers and the public Friday in the Wakefield-Marenisco K-12 gymnasium for a Veterans Day program. Wakefield thanked the student body and adults for standing during the National Anthem, "Because it's our song."


WAKEFIELD - The veterans' detail that visited the Wakefield-Marenisco K-12 school for its Veterans Day program Friday afternoon stood for the national anthem when it was played, as did the student body, and Col. Brad Wakefield, U.S. Army Retired, thanked everyone for it.

Wakefield was the guest speaker and addressed the combined student body about a range of topics, from free speech to defending the Constitution as a sworn officer of the military.

He even talked about burning of the flag as a type of speech, protected by law, even though he admi...

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