Residents outraged over treatment of American flag


POSTED: Thursday, July 25, 2013 - 3:51pm

UPDATED: Wednesday, August 21, 2013 - 3:35pm

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.


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I wholeheartedly disagree with Bordervet that we have to accept that disrespect for the nations flag refelects the cuture of the new generation. I don't know what new generation he is talking about but everyone I know (young and old) know how to respect the flag and what it stands for. It is precisely because of knucklehards like Bordervet that idiots at the civic center think they can act as they did. I will never accept nor give in to such behavior, NEVER!

You idiot. You're barking up the wrong tree. Obviously there are some who don't feel the same way as you do as was demonstrated by the person that you intitially complained about. Or was he just an illusion ? Learn to read and analyze what you read before becoming hysterical.

What is wrong with those idiots? Who is their supervisor and how come they let idiots handle such an important responsibility. It is unacceptable and everyone involved should be disciplined and that the appropriate corrective action is taken with the idiots. I would fire them! There is no excuse for this.

Accept the fact that this reflects the culture of the new generation. Whether we Crazies like it or not, It's here to stay.

I am a Veteran and this is disgusting. Please get someone with pride to handle Their countries flag. If you can not find someone with enough respect and pride contact me and I will do it for free. PROUD NAVY VETERAN

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