Written By David D'Angelo on Thursday, January 29, 2009 | 1/29/2009
Is it right to suspend a firefighter drum major who is serving for 17 years just for a simple wink and nod at President Barack Obama during inauguration day? For me it is a simple gesture of respect and appreciation. As the band leader he has this option, I believe. But what did he get out of this action? He was suspended for six months and it was simply outrageous and laughable. Although this is military protocol, I think he should have been spared. Watch the controversial nod and wink in a video that follows.