Fined $500 for flying American Flag...

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Registered: 08-24-2011
Fined $500 for flying American Flag...
Sat, 11-19-2011 - 2:22pm

We need a venting or frying pan section!

Anyway, We have our own business, Big Daddy Graphics. We put up, a week before and for a week after Veteran's days, American Flags. Yesterday, we received a fine for $500!

Chris (dh) called the news stations, 2 of the 3 stations came out and interviewed him, even made it LIVE at 5! Of course they called the city and the city was saying things like "He's been fined for this same EXACT thing before" (LIE)

We have so much support behind us. We've got Veterans behind us. We've got current soldiers behind us. We've got other city businesses behind us. We aren't going to let it fade away..

If anyone is interested in voicing their opinion, supporting us, email me and I will get you the contact info.

What is/are your opinions?

Brandie Lilypie - Personal picture
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Registered: 03-12-2007
Sat, 11-19-2011 - 9:21pm
Today in particular, this really hits me the wrong way. I just spent my morning at a heart wrenching ceremony of my friend who lost her husband in Afghanistan. I watched her 5 year old son pull off the cover on a stone that was engraved with his daddy's name to commemorate his sacrifice. I feel sick just thinking that they would fine you for flags on the week surrounding Veteran's Day. The sacrifice of veterans is in direct relation to their pride in our country--it is an appropriate way to pay homage for the holiday.