A link sent to us by ROS from the Sunshine State describes the scene outside of the Lake County, FL Democrat Party offices yesterday when veterans demanded that they remove the flag which had replaced the blue field and stars with an image of the President that was flying below the unaltered flag. The veterans offered a POW/MIA flag to replace the defaced flag;
Don Van Beck, executive director of the Veterans Memorial at Fountain Park asked that the altered flag be removed, explaining that it was in violation of federal flag code. He offered a POW/MIA flag to fly in its place.
Nancy Hurlburt, the Democratic Party Chair for Lake County, said she would research the issue but didn’t take the Obama flag down immediately, prompting Van Beck to declare that they would take the flag down for her.
“No, you will not. This is private property,” Hurlbert responded.
After a short time spent ‘researching’, Hurlbert relented and took down the flag while the veterans looked on. She did not accept the POW/MIA flag offered as a replacement.
So where’s our apology for the Democrat-generated defaced flag? Yeah, the only flag allowed by law to be flown below the US flag is the POW/MIA flag. Ms. Hurlbert really stepped on it by not accepting the POW/MIA flag, too. So I guess you veterans in Lake County know where you stand with the Democrats there.
UPDATE: According to Fox News, the Demcrats were in violation of state law;
Jenn Meale, communications director for Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi, referred FoxNews.com to state laws that pertain to the use of flags on public lands and property when asked for clarification as to whether Hurlbert could face any penalties.
Statute 256.05, which covers improper use of state or United States flag, or other symbol of authority, reads: “No person shall, in any manner, for exhibition or display:
“(1)?Place or cause to be placed any word, figure, mark, picture, design, drawing or advertisement of any nature upon any flag, standard, color, ensign or shield of the United States or of this state, or authorized by any law of the United States or this state; or
“(2)?Expose to public view any such flag, standard, color, ensign or shield upon which shall have been printed, painted or otherwise produced, or to which shall have been attached, appended, affixed or annexed any such word, figure, mark, picture, design, drawing or advertisement.”