Score one for the good guys – our veterans – for a change.
A Georgia restaurant owner received a fine from the city of McDonough code enforcement on Friday for flying nine patriotic flags atop his business, CJ’s Hot Dogs.
The nine flags “saluting country, state and all the branches of the military” have been proudly displayed for three months now, but Friday’s citation ordered owner Darren Miller to remove them, Fox 5 Atlanta reported.
Miller, whose entire restaurant is “dedicated to police, fire and military,” fought back and the community, including many veterans, joined him.
“I’ve had enough of it,” Miller told the news station. “I’m tired of being pushed around for supporting our local men and women and I’m not going to be pushed around anymore.”
And it appears they won.
City administrator Frederick Gardiner showed up at Miller’s establishment Saturday to say the “law” on flags is “not clear,” and that he disagreed with the enforcement code officer considering “the flags to be the same as signs in city law,” according to the Fox report.
Gardiner is asking the citation be thrown out and said the city will “rewrite its code” to avoid further confusion.
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H/T: Weasel Zippers