Woman Loses Job Over Tomb of Unknowns Photo

Lindsey Stone out a job after posting prank image to Facebook

By Kate Seamons,  Newser Staff

Posted Nov 22, 2012 7:31 AM CST

(Newser) – A word to the wise: Be very wary of what you post on Facebook. Lindsey Stone has lost her job after posting a prank photo taken while visiting the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington on Facebook. In the photo, Stone poses next to a sign asking for "silence and respect" and pretends to shout while flipping off the tomb. Stone, and the co-worker who took the photo, "are no longer employees of LIFE," announced the Cape Code company by way of a Facebook post last night—which more than 3,500 people have liked so far.

"We deeply regret any disrespect to members of the military and their families," continued the post by Living Independently Forever, which explains that it plans to wipe all comments related to the photo from its Facebook page "to protect our residents." The director of the facility, which provides care for disabled adults, told My Fox Boston that Stone had been a "good employee" during her 18 months of employment.

The photo was taken while on a company trip to DC. The offending photo is next.
The photo was taken while on a company trip to DC. The offending photo is next.   (AP Photo/Sgt. Jose A. Torres Jr.,/U.S. Army Photo)
The photo that started it all.
The photo that started it all.   (Facebook)
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