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The military veteran who turned off his microphone in a Memorial Day speech when he started talking about black history turns the page … after saying that one of those involved has apologized.
Retired army lieutenant colonel. Barnard kemter tells TMZ … he got a call on Friday from James Garrison in which James told him he was sorry for the events that happened on Memorial Day at the Ohio Cemetery where Kemter spoke.
Garrison is one of two Ohio American Legion post officers who allegedly made the appeal to mute Kemter’s microphone when he began to discuss the role of freed black slaves in shaping the holiday. The other is a post agent Cindy Suchan.
Although the lieutenant colonel tells us that he only spoke to James and not to Cindy, he considers the problem solved and wants to move on.
Kemter adds that he had no role in the Ohio American Legion calling for Garrison and Suchan’s resignation following the incident, and so far it appears they haven’t resigned. We reached out to them … no words in return.
The retired vet also says he was overwhelmed by the response to his speech, with many thanking him for shining a light on how African Americans contributed to the first Memorial Day by honoring the soldiers of the deceased union.
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