Residents outraged over treatment of American flag
POSTED: Thursday, July 25, 2013 - 4:51pm
UPDATED: Wednesday, August 21, 2013 - 4:35pm
EL PASO — Some El Pasoans are outraged over the treatment of our nation's flag amid rainstorms around the area. This photo was snapped outside the convention center showing security guards taking down the American flag from the pole and letting it lay on the ground.
The Convention and Visitors Bureau responded with the following statement:
"It is our policy to treat our nation's flag with great care and respect. A review of the proper procedures for raising and lowering the us flag will be addressed with our staff today. We apologize to the community."
Tune in at 6 p.m. to hear from the veteran who submitted the photo who will discusss the message he feels it sends to those who've fought under the flag.