City Orders Firefighters to Remove US Flags From Trucks – They’re Offensive (Video)

The city of Seminole, Florida ordered firefighters to remove American flags from their trucks after receiving complaints from local citizens. The flags were offensive.

FOX4Now reported:

Florida fire fighters say the city apparently got two complaints about American flags being flown from fire trucks.

The flags were not a safety issue, and they were not tattered or torn. But when the complains came the flags were gone.

A dozen demonstrators stood outside a Seminole fire station waving American flags Sunday. They say they were there because fire fighters were banned from flying old glory on their trucks.

A spokeswoman for Seminole Fire Rescue said the city is trying to be sensitive about the proper display of the American flag.

Someone allegedly complained to the city about a large American flag being flown from the back of a ladder truck.

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  • Mrs. P

    I am getting so sick of people saying that you can’t display the American Flag because it is offensive…..Excuse me ….if you find the American Flag offensive you do not deserve to live in the USA.

  • Militant conservative

    Geez, witnessing the destruction of a country.

    It would be offensive if the

    Fire truck was dragging Treyvon.

    Powder is dry

  • Hodor

    Let me try and wrap my head around this. The AMERICAN FLAG is offensive… to AMERICANS… in AMERICA. And the city caved to these loons? I’m dumbfounded.

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  • Buffalobob

    Demographics of Seminole FL 94% white. Don’t have a breakdown of what percentage of those are progs. Who the hell is making the complaint.

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  • Robert

    “A spokeswoman for Seminole Fire Rescue said the city is trying to be sensitive about the proper display of the American flag.”

    That is so much bull it is unbelievable.

    If they got two complaints and removed the flag, and then get X times that many complaints, let’s see if they replace the flags.

    We’re waiting. In the meantime, the city “leaders” need to be replaced.

  • bil

    You want to contact these asswipes?, here:
    http://www.myseminole.com/contactus.htm

  • bg

    ++

    yet another IslaMarxist (#19/20)
    move right out of Hitlers playbook..

    The Children’s Story by James Clavell

    The Children’s Story Part 1

    The Children’s Story Part 2

    The Children’s Story Part 3

    inch by foot by yard by mile, coming closer
    to being the new reality every day.. *sigh*

    ==

  • stuart

    Gosh, if we just could leave the blue parts and the red parts off of the flag, maybe then the “sensitive liberals” would approve. We could be just like France.

  • donh

    Try calling the city about how offended you are by your $7,000 property tax bill and see how easy they drop it for you.

  • Jack

    I’d like to think the firefighter’s would tell the city to stick it but they’ll probably bend over and take it.

  • nelle

    Anyone who is that offended by the sight of the flag really ought to live somewhere else.
    The rest of us should look for another place to display one, to make up for those that are being banned.

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  • Frances Nelson

    two complaints and they want them to take the US Flag off firetrucks? What the hell is wrong with that Town? And why are they bowing to TWO people? This is what is wrong with this country. The politically correct who are in the minority are getting away with dictating what the majority should and should not do. It’s time for the majority to speak up as loud as these liberal asswipes

  • Tim in Cali

    Sooo,Labor Day in Seminole ,Fla….is now

    1. Fly your American flag proudly day
    2. “Honk your horn if you love America Day”
    3. All day patriotic songs on the radio
    4. All the above

    Shove it back in these punks face
    If they complain….do it 10X more

  • StanInTexas

    So the flags were removed over TWO complaints.

    So does that mean if the city gets TWO DOZEN complaints about the lack of flags on the fire trucks, they will put them back? Or do those TWO complaints count more?

  • Grumpy

    Nothing in the video or the report indicates that anyone found the flag “offensive”.

    What’s the matter? Does the truth just not have a place in the conservative dictionary anymore?

  • bg

    ++

    OT..

    July 16, 2012

    The NAACP No Longer Speaks For Me

    [Let me explain. By suggesting that traditional marriage has anything to do with “hatred” against other groups, the NAACP is affirming nearly every slanderous accusation levied against traditional marriage supporters. Marriage law has and always will be, “discriminatory,” but that does not imply hatred. Brothers and sisters cannot marry, but that does not codify hatred of family. A man cannot marry four women at the same time, but that fact does not codify hatred of polygamists.

    Furthermore, the NAACP’s statement explicitly connected the redefinition of marriage to the Fourteenth Amendment. The willingness of this renowned Civil Rights organization to suggest that homosexual marriage falls under the domain of Fourteenth Amendment protections lends credence to the deeply offensive notion that sexual behavior and race are comparable qualities.

    It is also worth pointing out that the language of the resolution affirms the agenda, not just of homosexual couples, but of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) citizens. This undoubtedly opens the door for the NAACP to endorse all sorts of legislative goals for these various groups in the future. For example, all over the country, transgendered individuals have a long list of demands. In some areas of the country, biological males are already allowed to use women’s locker rooms and restrooms if they “consider themselves” to be female.

    What makes the NAACP think that redefining marriage will have any positive affect whatsoever on the advancement of racial minorities?

    The suffering of our ancestors under the yoke of slavery gives black Americans a unique ability to speak to the injustices of today. I am deeply grieved that the NAACP thinks it can use that moral authority to advance the LGBT agenda.

    In conclusion, we need a national townhall among African Americans to discuss the direction of the civil rights movement. Until this happens, the NAACP “No longer speaks for me or millions of others.”]

    more @ link..

    ==

  • snap boy

    Were the two complainants wearing the colors of Mexico?

  • bg

    ++

    Grumpy #18 July 16, 2012 at 1:16 pm

    two complaints, what do you think
    they were about, the flags colors??

    ==

  • StanInTexas

    Grumpy, they were told to remove the large flags, then later told to remove the smaller ones.

    So why do YOU think they were forced to remove the American Flags?

  • Blacque Jacques Shellacque

    Florida fire fighters say the city apparently got two complaints about American flags being flown from fire trucks.

    Really?

    Does the city government care to identify the complainants? After all, it is a public agency involved.

  • Patty

    City Mayors, City Council Members that are elected and they are democrats or liberals and the voters vote them into office, WELL, Here you go!

  • CommieJuice

    This is Ameritopia! WE are as responsible for the destruction of this country as the ones doing the destroying. We cave, pander and be polite about it. It’s all about the minority ruling the majority. We don’t want to offend anyone, so here, take the country, the freedom, the flag, our private property, our rights, our say. Keep slapping, we have another cheek!

    “All that is necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing”
    – Edmund Burke

  • Patty

    Over and Over again, 1 person who sees something they are offended about can sue. And the city doesn’t want a big political mess or the publicity.

    But my problem is, WHERE ARE THE OFFICIALS THAT HAVE SOME GUTS AND GLORY??

    Where are those who will do what they say and lead this nation like WE ARE NUMBER ONE.

    WE LOVE OUR NATION. WHERE THE HELL ARE THEY!!

  • Finncrisp

    The American Flag is a powerful reminder this is America. There are those in this country who do not want us to think that way. The nativity discussion has now moved to flags. Can someone out here please grow a spine?

    America haters are out in force since we have one in the White House and running the Justice Dept. They feel empowered to spread their hatred, since there will be no consequenses.

  • Flintstone F.

    #17 StanInTexas

    Winner. We all need to contact those city officials and complain.

    I’m offended by the lack of the American flag on fire trucks because as I understand, the flag represents the American people.

    Every drop of blood, loss of life, shed tear, success and all the failure was at the willful sacrifice of all the generations before us that brought us here today.

    I say the Pledge of Allegiance, not to a president, a congress, a judge or a military, I Pledge to the flag, my allegiance; to my fellow Americans, respect for them and the rule of law.

  • Flintstone F.

    #8

    Contact info. Thank you.

    Be heard.

  • john b

    I’m shocked that the Seminole FFs had no balls: they should have left the flags on the trucks.
    Nobody needed to claim ownership of them. Just leave them where they are.

    By the way, just guessing here…. but did the school take down its Hope picture of Barky dangling in its halls?

  • Margie

    If our Red White and Blue offends them, THEY are in the wrong Country!!! and the fire Department should stand up for the USA, and fly that flag proudly! Many people have fought and died for that right, so let it wave.

  • Robin, an American an PROUD of IT

    WTH IS WRONG wth people ?
    Its simple
    If MY Flag offends u GET THE HELL OUT of The GREAT USA!!!!!!!!!
    If My Language offends u GET THE HELL OUT of The GREAT USA!!!!!!!!!
    If our Laws offends u GET THE HELL OUT of The GREAT USA!!!!!!!!!
    Do u see where this is going?
    If I Offend u with these words WELL Then GET THE HELL OUT of The GREAT USA!!!!!!!!!
    Go back to where u come from n CHANGE THEIR Flag ,NOT MINE Oh wait ….since u r here that must mean UR COUNTRY SUCKS !!!! n now ur trying to make Mine like urs? Well i have 1 thing to say to u
    GET THE HELL OUT of The GREAT USA!!!!!!!!!

  • bg

    ++

    StanInTexas #17 July 16, 2012 at 1:15 pm

    Islamism and Marxism (#113) are on one way (#9) GREEN
    lighted streets with no stop signs (#74 & scroll for more).. 👿

    ==

  • Patty

    You want to run for Office, then promised to uphold our Constitution and keep the flag flying and sign the National Anthem and praise our troops and defend gun ownership, and teach our children the real truth of our nation’s history.

    If older Americans believe in this nation and what it stands for then get off your butts and and demand that our nation and our flag will fly and no one but no one will desert it or change it or remove it.

  • Indiana

    I want the fire department to keep their flags…..who’s desire carries more weight? Let me guess…..I’m the one paying taxes!

  • Patty
  • bg

    ++

    #22 July 16, 2012 at 1:19 pm
    StanInTexas

    no, Che Obama & friends flags..

    ==

  • tj

    Who was offended? two illegal aliens?

    A visiting Canadian (no offense to our Northern friends)?

    Why were they offended?

    I’m offended every time I see a mosque in our country… I’m offended that people in the food service industry can’t speak to me in English.. I’m deeply offense by the nonsensical ranting of the left…

    I’m offended that someone was offended…

    So what?

    Old Glory… Fly’em high!

  • Patty

    Book: Obama’s Communist mentor influenced his political beliefs

    Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2012/07/15/obamas-influential-communist-mentor/#ixzz20oXQRPnL

    Vote Obama out and we will not have these problems. PERIOD

  • Patty

    Barack Obama Hates This Country

    He was indoctrinated as a child. His father was a communist. His mother was a leftist. He was sent to prep and Ivy League schools where his contempt for the country was reinforced. He moved to Chicago. It was the home of the radical-left movement. He hooks up to Ayers and Dohrn and Rashid Khalidi. He learns the ruthlessness of Cook County politics. This is what we have as a president: A radical ideologue, a ruthless politician who despises the country and the way it was founded and the way in which it became great.

    He hates it.

    http://www.rushlimbaugh.com/daily/2012/07/16/barack_obama_hates_this_country

    So, the same person who hates America’s flag had to share the same views of the Marxist in Chief.

  • Mary

    This is the USA. OUR flag can be flown anywhere in this country! Just like my guns and bible, you can pry my flag from my cold dead hands!
    My recollection is that the flags began popping up around the country on the backs of firetrucks after 9/11 as a symbol of rememberance/solidarity with those firefighters who lost their lives on that horrific day. Maybe this will give a clue as to who ‘complained’.
    I say they fly a flag 3x that size on their side of the station. Maybe we start sending them $ for a ‘flag’ fund…

  • OldSailor

    I’m offended that Seminole County knuckled under so easily. I’m offended and complaining, think that will get the Flags restored? Anyone care to complain too?

  • Patty

    This Might Change the Election: Dinesh D’Souza’s 2016 Obama’s America

    At the end of the screening I attended, there was long silence. In fact, no one left their seats as the credits rolled. Then a slow dribble of clapping built into a steady rain of applause, followed by a woman in the back proclaiming loudly:

    We the People. It’s up to WE THE PEOPLE!

    No one responded.

    It wasn’t because they didn’t agree or felt the battle was too big. And it wasn’t because they were discouraged. Instead we all were thinking the following three thoughts:

    The end of this country is not only very possible, it’s already begun.
    How could we have been so easily duped?
    It’s time to quit screwing around with minutia and get to work .

    For me the scariest revelation was that the film poked holes in my assumption that Barack Obama was only a figurehead of the international union and George Soros cabal. It made me face real, hard evidence that it was Obama himself directing much of our constitutional desecration.

    READ MORE;

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  • Patty

    #43
    ot BUT THIS COULD BE WHAT I WAS LOOKING FOR ALL ALONG. SO, I AM SHARING.

  • John

    Screw them, put the flag on and keep it on the truck.

  • Bill

    I agree with the first lady. If anyone in this country does not like our flag on display in any legal manner they need to go elsewhere. I am tired of all this political correctness.

  • RKflorida

    #42 OldSailor: It’s NOT Seminole county, it’s the city of Seminole in the Tampa / St. Petersburg area. (Pinellas county)

  • Rex

    Unbelieveable. Vote the current leaders out. Put the flags back up. If you are not proud of the flag, move to another country. I am afraid for our country with things like this happening.

  • bg

    ++

    Patty #39 July 16, 2012 at 2:08 pm

    Deja Vu Deja Vu..

    February 18, 2008

    Obama’s Communist Mentor

    [However, through Frank Marshall Davis, Obama had an admitted relationship with someone who was publicly identified as a member of the Communist Party USA CPUSA). The record shows that Obama was in Hawaii from 1971-1979, where, at some point in time, he developed a close relationship, almost like a son, with Davis, listening to his “poetry” and getting advice on his career path. But Obama, in his book, Dreams From My Father,refers to him repeatedly as just “Frank.”

    The reason is apparent: Davis was a known communist who belonged to a party subservient to the Soviet Union. In fact, the 1951 report of the Commission on Subversive Activities to the Legislature of the Territory of Hawaii identified him as a CPUSA member. What’s more, anti-communist congressional committees, including the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC), accused Davis of involvement in several communist-front organizations.]

    a bit more of much more re: FMD (#11), not to mention Obama’s
    Mama
    (#72), nor BO’s “When the revolution comes….” (#18)..

    back to square one, and since no one outside the conservative
    blogsphere has ever even heard of it, it will gain about as much
    exposure as it did the first time round, maybe even less..*sigh*

    ==

  • Patty

    bg

    😉

  • Patty

    Everyone of you need to fly your flags. NOW. And keep them flying.

  • Patty

    Meet Obama’s Marxist Mentor

    ON REALCLEARRELIGIONSITE.

    http://www.realclearreligion.org/articles/2012/07/16/meet_obamas_marxist_mentor.html

    Here too. bg

  • dylan

    #8 – thanks.. I plan on writing a letter.

    The complaint does not shock me, the compliance does. Does ANYONE have guts anymore to do the right thing? Must be libs running that city.

  • 2hearts4life

    113 days until the Presidential Election!
    Tuesday, November 6, 2012.
    Remember in November!

  • John

    Does anyone know the actual complaints?

  • Susan

    If this didn’t make me so mad, I’d be grieved to read this. I have two Marine Corps sons (one currently in Afg.) and incidents like this one are far too many —the offensiveness here is not the flag, it is the decision by these ‘officials’ to bow to the anti-Americanism in our own country.

  • bg

    ++

    re: #49 July 16, 2012 at 2:51 pm bg

    just a samplling:

    New Party

    [Illinois: The first NP member heads to Congress, as Danny Davis wins an overwhelming 85% victory yesterday (he got a higher percentage of the vote in that district than the President). NP member and State Senate candidate Barack Obama won uncontested. Interestingly, it appears that the local Democratic machine is trying to distance itself from our folks. At a “Democratic Unity” march on Chicago’s West Side, a flyer invited community members to join with a host of local democratic candidates. The only two west-side Democrats not listed: NP members Danny Davis (U.S. House candidate) and Michael Chandler (Alderman and Ward Committeeman).]

    DSA : NP : CPUSA

    more here & scroll for more (#48)

    [Barak Obama is no longer an official member of the CPC since he is no
    longer a Member of Congress. Obama’s socialist backing was a significant
    factor in his meteoric political rise. As reported by Cliff Kincaid with
    Accuracy in Media.]

    ==

  • Shawnet

    If my country’s flag offends you, you are welcome to leave because you have offended me in my house, wherein you have previously been welcomed and shown equal deference in opportunity. Hit the road Jack ;o)

  • paul52

    Mayor and city council to be removed; found to be offensive… better headline.

  • averagemelon

    PAINT THE WHOLE TRUCK AN AMERICAN FLAG. Fly the flag over every other inch of the fire station. Then tell the city to go eat from the dumpster, their SH_T will smell better.

  • Joanne

    Okay, dear Americans – there isn’t anything offensive about Americans flying a U.S. flag in America. The only offensive thing are the people who find this offensive, and they are people who obviously hate America and are either illegal, foreigners, or on the left. These complaints are insane and the people who actually pay attention to them are nuts as well.

  • nelle

    Flag gives you hives? Here’s an inoffensive childen’s version, made friendlier with some attractive wildlife. http://www.cafepress.com/+american_eagle_oval_sticker,94236346

  • MaryW

    Keep our country’s Flag flying high! Get rid of the two offended progressives or illegals or whatever they are. Ship them out on the next boat to Cuba.

  • Teresa

    Someone please tell me what has this country come to? Flying our American flag on a fire truck offends someone? What is wrong with you on city counsel? I guess next you will take down American flags around town like in front of the police dept., court house, etc.? Did anyone find out if the offended was even American? Just curious? popularity, majority wins vote right? guess you will see next term how many of your voters felt offended by this gesture……. Enjoy your time in office ( fellow Americans)

    I saw this on the news in Texas and felt compelled to write this letter to you.

    Teresa Geiger Emergency Medical Technician, AMERICAN and I fly my American Flag with pride at my Home and my Fire Station in Texas

  • sablegsd

    Find out who complained and put them on a no go list. 🙂

  • jony101

    those who hate the american flag need to move back to mexico or where ever they came from. Politicians who hate the american flag need to be run out of office for treason.

  • valerie

    I have a feeling there may be more to this. Some people can be somewhat less than respectful in their patriotic displays. On Long Beach Island, New Jersey, somebody had fastened a big US flag to the roof of a house, and left it there for a couple of years. It looked pretty bad before they took it down. I thought it was stupid. The flag is supposed to be taken in at night and in inclement weather, and if it’s flown at night, it’s supposed to be illuminated. Of course I could see how someone would find the task of taking a flag off one’s roof every night intimidating, to say the least.

    I could see this as a situation where somebody complained about the manner of display, and the city officials essentially had a tantrum. I’ll try to find out.

  • valerie

    Here we go:

    http://blog.iaff.org/post/2012/07/16/Seminole-Fire-Fighters-Face-Flag-Debate.aspx

    According to a Tampa Bay Times report,
    http://www.tampabay.com/news/publicsafety/fire/article1240524.ece
    the dispute has been going on for several months starting after fire fighters put American flags on rescue vehicles.

    The flags weren’t placed in the manner set forth in the Flag Code, which states it should be “fixed firmly to the chassis or clamped to the right fender.”

    A resident complained about the improper display and city administrators ordered the flags removed and asked city employees to develop a plan that complied with the Flag Code.

    However, according to a fire rescue spokesperson, no one did.

    A few weeks ago, a city employee put an American flag back on another fire engine. The resident complained again.

    This time a plan got underway.

    *******************

    I don’t think anybody is being unpatriotic, it’s just that some people are willfully ignorant about how to show respect.

  • Kim

    I think I’ll call the city and complain that I am offended that American flags are NOT being flown from the back of firefighters ladder trucks!

  • chuck in st paul

    I’m a child of the 50’s and if some ass biscuits like this pulled a stunt like this they’d have been left bleeding in some back alley with a warning to shut up or leave for other parts because there were a million+ WWII and Korea vets still young and able across the nation and the cops hadn’t turned into Suburban Commandos making PC arrests for the news media.

  • midusdew

    No problem to the offended don’t call when you need your house fire put out.

  • usamopatriot

    Gutless traitors.

  • bg

    ++

    valerie #68 July 16, 2012 at 5:17 pm

    thank you for shedding some light (ie: truth in context) on the matter..

    ==

  • so what if you find something offensive. in a free country there are lots of things that people do that you find offensive. thats what makes it a free country. this is the tyranny that hillary clinton imposed on this country. political correctness are leftist code words for tyranny. being ofended does not give you the right to tell people how to behave.

    what will the coward politicans do if three people claim they are offended that the trucks don’t fly the american flag?

  • bg
  • Lance o Lot

    ANYONE who objects to the display of the American flag ANYWHERE on sovereign U. S. soil MUST be deported immediately. America: Love it or Leave it!

  • Alvin

    Who ever announced the ban was the person responsible for the complaints. Two complaints do not get flags banned.

  • tired patriot

    my bet is on the RoP, & the best solution is for these firemen & trucks to agree not to go to their houses in case of fire. problem solved.

  • Graham Davis

    There was a time when I used to fly our flag only on special days, like ‘Flag Day’ and ‘Independence Day’ but no longer. Having watched the horror of September 11, 2001 occur in real time on CNBC, she is since displayed daily no matter what the weather.

  • oldguy

    I hardly think Cubans would complain, being some of our most loyal citizens. No; this seems like some of mayor Bloomberg’s favorite transplants into Florida. We who live in Florida know very well who they are, and there are many of them. Why do you think Florida went for Obama in 2008?

  • James

    I made a call today to the fire chief and he told me the following.
    the flag in question was one of those that you put on your car window to let it flap as you go down the road. he said he was a boy scout leader and has taught scouts about flag etiquette. he said that by law, the only proper way to display a flag on a vehicle is on the right front bumper, OR attached to the chassis. he told me if he had seen it, he would also have made the firefighters remove it.
    when I asked about the flag on the back, like FDNY started doing he said that is not etiquette and therefore just because they do it, doesnt make it right.
    he said if we the people want to get flag etiquette change is to make congress do it

  • MizzouConservative

    I sure hope the City of Seminole’s administrators and city officials don’t expect the fire department to respond if they call the fire department! Our firetrucks here have flags all over them… and they will stay there too! Apparently some folks have forgotten about 9-11. Very sad.

  • Panentheist

    Could we have reasons for the below actions by you and your American City Government??…a couple of comments (of the hundreds made thus far) by U.S. citzens also listed.

    The city of Seminole, Florida ordered firefighters to remove American flags from their trucks after receiving complaints from local citizens. The flags were offensive.

    Who was offended? two illegal aliens?

    visiting Canadian (no offense to our Northern friends)?

    Why were they offended?

    I’m offended every time I see a mosque in our country… I’m offended that people in the food service industry can’t speak to me in English.. I’m deeply offense by the nonsensical ranting of the left…

    I’m offended that someone was offended… So what?Old Glory… Fly’em high!

    If this didn’t make me so mad, I’d be grieved to read this. I have two Marine Corps sons (one currently in Afg.) and incidents like this one are far too many —the offensiveness here is not the flag, it is the decision by these ‘officials’ to bow to the anti-Americanism in our own country.

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  • Henry

    Just what the hell is going on in our beloved country? Are these politicians crazy. United States Fire Fighters have a long history of patriotism and dedication toward the American way. Every community in this nation has a fire company man and women who are willing to risk life and limb to protect their neighbors twenty-four hours a day seven days a week and most willing to do it on a totally volunteer basis.

    I’m a retired firefighter from the city of New York as well as a volunteer after 9-11 that red, white and blue has become more than just a symbol not only to the Fire Dept and its members but to the country as well if these public officials don’t get it VOTE THEM OUT keep on their anti-American asses. Shame on them… perhaps they belong to another flag!

  • Griffith

    I can see where people might complain and please don’t take this the wrong way. I am a patriot and will strive to preserve the constitution of the Unites States. In order to display the American flag , one must realized that it must be displayed properly with pride. If a portion of the flag even so much touches the ground, it must be retired and never to be used for display ever again. Some might even burn the flag to ensure that it never be use and to prevent others from using it for other than what it’s intended for. There are lots of rules established on how to handle the American flag to show pride,respect and patriotism. But over the years since the decline of our moral and social values, we have forgotten the very basic foundation of our establishment, not just the politicians, but the citizens of this once great nation.

  • Virgil Bankes

    “GET OUT, NOW!” THIS IS OUR COUNTRY AND IF YOU DON`T LIKE OUT FLAG “GET THE HELL OUT!” BECAUSE WE AMERICAN ARE VERY PROUD OF OUR FLAG, SO MUCH SO WE ARE WILLING TO FIGHT AND DIE FOR IT!” I can`t believe an American would say such a thing and disrespect our flag like that! “GET OUT OF OUR COUNTRY, YOUR NOT WELCOME HERE!” do you have the guts to stand behind your complained? As American we have the right to know who complained just like in a court of law!

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  • JodiRose

    As a Canadian, who has come to Florida yearly for the last 25 years, I am OFFENDED that the local Government allowed a minority of 2!!! complaints to remove the flying of your flag on a service vehicle. I FULLY support the complainers right, to leave your country and go back to the one in which they originated from, so they no longer have to view the American flag, accidentally. And No..they wouldn’t be welcome up here, either.

  • John

    As usual people with their head up their ass jump to conclusions without bothering to get the whole story.

    It wasn’t about the flag being displayed, IT WAS THE WAY IT WAS BEING DISPLAYED.

    I wonder if the morons who jumped all over this without knowing what they were talking about would have been okay with a big flag being displayed on the back of a fire truck even though it was being drug on the street.

    Idiots.

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  • ImNoDhimmi

    @#38,

    This Canadian is offended that anyone was offended by the US flag!
    I’m offended that the city would order firefighters not to fly your flag.
    I’m offended that the this moronic decision was made after TWO complaints were received.

    The firefighters and all citizens of Seminole should rise up and fly hundreds of flags to protest this insanity!

  • DoYourResearch

    You people really should do your homework and get the FACTS before you start your whining and complaing. Fact – the complaint was not that the flag flying on the back of the fire truck was offensive, but that it was flying improperly. Fact – you do not have the right to fly a flag where ever and whenever you want. There are 18 pages of rules and regulations of where and when you can PROPERLY fly the American flag. FACT – the flags are coming back to the trucks – as soon as brackets can be fashioned to display the flags in compliance with the US CODE. FACT – There have ALWAYS bee American flags flying outside of all the Seminole Fire Stations.

  • The two complainers can be identified thru the freedom of information act. (Unless that has been taken away already and we just haven’t been notified )

    The Patriots in Seminole Florida should drive back and forth past their (COMPLAINER’S) house’ proudly displaying the RED, WHITE AND BLUE.

    THIS IS MY COUNTRY, THIS IS MY FLAG, I AM A VOLUNTEER WITH THE LOCAL FIRE COMPANY, I WILL FLY MY FLAG FROM MY OWN VEHICLE ON THE WAY TO THE FIRE / ACCIDENT.

    Oh, sorry, I already do that.

  • JOANN FIJAK

    I AM DISAPPOINTED THAT SEMINOLE WOULD ALLOW ANY GOVERNMENT GROUP TO BULLY THEM TO REMOVE OUR AMERICAN FLAG. IT IS A CIVIL RIGHT. THESE FIRE FIGHTERS DISERVE TO FLY OUR FLAG ANY TIME ANY WHERE AS LONG AS IT DOES NOT DISRUPT THE VIEW OF THE ROAD FOR OTHER DRIVERS. AND WHILE I AM ON THAT SUBJ
    JECT DRIVERS SHOULD BE MOVING OFF TO THE SIDE OF THE ROAD TO LET THE FIRE TRUCKS AND OUR FLAG PASS . THEY SHOULD BE HONORED THAT THESE MEN AND WOMAN ARE TEIR FOR UD TO PROTECT AND SERVE.