Veterans Demanded That Flag With President Obama's Face be Taken Down From Florida Democratic HQ-Truth!

Summary of the eRumor:
A flag flown outside a Democrat headquarters in Florida displaying President Obama’s face in area where 50 stars would normally go has sparked outrage from veterans and citizens.  The flag was flown just below an American flag.

The Truth:  
Veterans have called for the removal of a modified American flag with President Obama’s Face being displayed outside
a Florida's Lake county Democrat headquarters, according to a March 14, 2012 Fox News article.

The article said veteran "Jim Bradford, who first took notice of what he calls a 'disgrace,' did some research and found that it was in violation of the flag code passed by Congress. The law states, 'The flag should never have placed upon it or any part of it, any marks, insignia, letters, words, figures, designs, picture or drawings of any nature.'"

Bradford and a group of veterans along with citizens went to the Democratic headquarters office to inform them of the flag violation. They requested that the flag be taken down and a woman who they confronted told them, “No you will not. This is private property.”
The flag was given to the office as a gift but was later taken down.  

The veterans offered the office a POW/MIA flag to display under the American ensign but it not known if the Democratic office is flying it.

updated 03/14/12

A real example of the eRumor as it has appeared on the Internet:

"This is a picture of the flags that were flown within the last few days at the Florida Democratic HQs. This is a disgrace and it's absolutely disrespectful to our nation’s flag and the men and women serving our great nation."



 

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