May 27, 2009

Was don't tread on me. Now don't offend me

A supervisor in the Kindred Hospital in Mansfield, Texas found an American flag offensive in a hospital office, so she took it down. It was put up by another supervisor for Memorial Day whose husband and sons are former military men and whose daughter is currently serving in Iraq as a combat medic. The hospital sided with the first supervisor and ordered the flag remain down.
I'm curious what is offensive about it? The article says the first supervisor has been in the US for 14 years and is originally from Africa. What does that mean? Is she a US citizen? I am assuming she is. The flag was 3' X 5’. Would a little flag be less offensive? Maybe the colors clashed with the drapes. I understand that some people don't get all patriotic when they see the flag, but here is a woman whose entire family has served in the military. On Memorial Day (a National holiday), she wants to show her support at work. With 350 million people in the country someone will be offended at everything, on Memorial Day, how about we side with the military and their families!

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