PRINCETON, W.Va. — In a show of support for the U.S. military, two private citizens armed with AR-15s stood guard Tuesday outside of the Armed Forces Career Center in Princeton.
Their presence didn’t go unnoticed, as many motorists passing by honked their horns in support, and other citizens stopped to talk to the two men, and shake their hands. Others offered them food and sodas. The two men, who allowed the press to take photographs of them but asked to remain anonymous, said they were simply showing their support for local members of the Armed Forces. Signs of “God Bless America” and “Protect our Troops” were visible on their vehicles parked near the recruiting center.
“This isn’t about my name, it’s about these guys,” one of the two men said as he pointed toward the recruiting center. “They deserve the credit.”
The two men arrived outside of the recruiting center around 8:30 a.m. Tuesday morning, and stood guard throughout the day. The second man, who also wished to remain anonymous, said the two would make a decision on a “day-to-day” basis in terms of volunteering to protect the local recruiting station. Both men said they were from Mercer County.
“Don’t focus on the weapon,” one of the two men said as he nodded his head down toward the AR-15 strapped around his shoulder. “I’m hoping to focus on the guys. That’s where the focus belongs. We are just American citizens — patriots…