The American Flag represents the beautiful republic we all call home, a symbol treasured by most Americans — especially U.S. veterans and active military.
Members of both parties used to respect the Flag and took pride in seeing Old Glory wave.
But how this one city is attacking the American Flag will leave you up in arms.
An RV company in Statesville, North Carolina is being sued by the city government for flying the American Flag in remembrance of veterans.
The city claims the flag is too large, and have fined them $50 a day for each day the flag waves.
To date, the fines have reached $11,000.
But Marcus Lemonis, the RV company’s CEO and chairman, isn’t fazed, telling reporters “I don’t care if it goes to $500 a day. It’s not coming down.”
Gander RV, a Camping World location, has had the 40-by-80-foot flag flying outside their location as a salute to those that have served in the United States military.
Officials, on the other hand, seem more worried about enforcing the maximum flag size city code.
In October, the city of Statesville notified the RV company to tell them to take their flag down. According to WSOC, the city states that a flag cannot be more than 25-by-40 feet if it is flown 10 feet in distance from a highway.
When they refused to take the flag down, Statesville began to fine them $50 a day, which has now racked up to around $11,000.
Flying the American Flag shouldn’t be a crime in the country that stands for freedom.
Neither should remembering our veterans through a public expression of thanks.
This is just another attack from anti-American statists who hate liberty.
But we want to know what you think.
Should companies be forced to take down American Flags flown to remember veterans?
Let us know your thoughts in the comments.