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Arlington National Cemetery
(Scroll down for video) Two women lost their job after disrespecting the dead at Arlington National Cemetery, according to press reports.
The two women who were under fire after their picture at the Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia infuriated thousands of people on facebook have been officially dismissed from their jobs.
The announcement was made on the facebook page Living Independently Forever Inc or LIFE, on Wednesday night.
"We want to announce that the two employees involved in the incident recently at Arlington Cemetery are not employees of LIFE anymore. Again, we deeply regret any disrespect to members of the armed forces and their families.
The incident has been very upsetting for the people with learning disabilities we serve. To protect our residents, any comments, however well intentioned, will be deleted. We appreciate your interest and understanding that we focus on caring for our community."
LIFE is a nonprofit organization in Hyannis that helps adults with disabilities on Cape Cod. Lindsey Stone was visiting the Tomb of the Unknowns on a business trip when she posed for a photo next to a sign saying "silence and respect."
In the photo, Stone pretends to yell and she is showing her middle finger. The photo, taken by Jamie Schuh, a co-worker, went viral and sparked anger among veterans.
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