Retired Generals Reflect On Flag Day, Orlando Massacre

Posted at 7:15 PM, Jun 14, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-14 21:46:53-04

With the Orlando massacre on everyone's mind, retired Army generals in Nashville used Tuesday to spread the word about national unity.  They specifically chose today – Flag Day – for a reason.

They spoke about the American flag at West End Preschool.

They said now that our nation is in mourning, it’s more important than ever to stand united.

This was the first Flag Day in recent memory where flags have been ordered to half-staff across the country, in honor of the victims of the Orlando massacre.

The generals said the tragedy in Orlando underscores the fact that Americans should stand together.

“The loss of 50 Americans in one day should tell us that all of us are in danger, and that all of us need to revert to some basic principles of moral courage, ethical behavior and solid character, and that's important,” said Retired Lt. Gen. Dennis Cavin.

Tuesday's event was put on by the non-profit group Mission: Readiness and Daughters of the American Revolution.

A staffer from U.S. Senator Lamar Alexanders’ office presented the school with a flag that had flown over the U.S. Capitol.