Veteran Complained to Lowe’s After Discovering That They Were Selling American Flag Doormats-Truth! but Inaccurate Details!
Summary of eRumor:
This a forwarded email that said that a Charleston, SC outlet of the popular hardware and home improvement retail chain, Lowe’s, were displaying doormats on the sales floor that allegedly looked like the American Flag.
There were complaints raised by John F. Kelly, a local veteran of St. Louis, MO, after he discovered American flag doormats were being displayed at his hometown Lowe’s home improvement store. This according to a May 25, 2012 article by St. Louis Fox affiliate KPLR-11TV.
According to video found on the KPLR web site the door mats appeared to have been designed from elements of the national ensign. The doormat itself was not the image of an American flag but instead showed parts from the famous stars and strips bordering around the word “Welcome.” The article also said that the questionable doormats were pulled from the sales floor local store that day but other stores in neighboring areas were still selling them.
Image from video by KPLR
Our TruthOrFiction.Com team visited a Lowe’s in Long Beach, CA and found some other patriotic themed doormats on the sales floor but when we asked a sales clerk about this particular doormat she told us they had pulled them from the store.
Other patriotic themed doormats on display at Lowe’s still on the sales floor as of June 5, 2012.