Veteran wraps baby in American flag, photo sparks controversy (VIDEO)


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The Facebook photo of a baby cradled in an American flag and held by a sailor started an online backlash for the military vets and parents.

Vanessa Hicks said she had no idea her photo would be considered controversial. The photo, from a military family’s newborn photo shoot, showed a newborn infant wrapped in an American flag held by his father, who was in his military uniform.

Hicks, a Navy veteran herself and the wife of an active-duty Navy member, said her intention was to honor the flag as well as her clients, who wanted to incorporate their military service in the photo shoot.

[ ABC News ]