McDonald’s Upside-Down Flag Upsets Veterans

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A West Virginia McDonald’s is taking some heat after flying the American flag at half mast and upside-down on Wednesday morning, upsetting passerby and local veterans.

While many think the half-mast part came in due to the election results, flying a flag upside-down is a distress signal, and many in town are puzzled as to why the fast-food chain would allow such a thing to happen.

“I think that’s a stab at us,” said Lou Headman, a local vet, who said the display was disrespectful “It doesn’t make sense why anyone would want to do that. That’s a distress signal, and maybe they didn’t know that, but we know that.”

However, a manager at the restaurant posted to a local news station’s Facebook page, saying that they’d flown the flag at half-mast per corporate request; the owner, Karen Mezan, issued a statement about the incident.

“Unfortunately, a flag cable broke and during the process of trying the fix the flag, it was inadvertently turned upside down. It wasn’t noticed that the flag was upside down until a customer inquired about it. We are working on fixing the flag right now. It’s important to note that this was an accident, not intentional.”

The flagpole has since been fixed, and all flags are flying in the correct position.

McDonald’s Upside-Down Flag Upsets Veterans
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  • TA

    Hey Guys:

    Just a heads up: We are trying to alert as many folks as possible to a Sayreville, NJ business who have chosen to desecrate the American flag to make a political statement about the Obama re-election.

    Any assumptions about Viking Terminal sending a distress signal resulting from Hurricane Sandy and the resulting flooding however are incorrect.

    1- A black wreath displayed on the upside down flag: clear indication that the owners feel our country is dead as a result of the election.
    2- A fast check on the owners into their Facebook accounts and other sources shows a pattern of right wing activity.
    3- Repeated requests for comment from the business on the flag display have been ignored.

    I have no problem with any of their political affiliations or activities. I do object however to their disrespectful use of our flag to make a statement.

    There is a grassroots Facebook website set up to rally members in the hopes of boycotting this business until they remove their distasteful display. Please LIKE and SHARE:

    Search “Boycott Flag Desecraters” on Facebook or cut and paste:


    If those pictures don’t make you sick, check your pulse.

    Boycott Flag Desecraters does NOT accept donations. It is a labor of love. Its goal is to notify the public of businesses that desecrate Old Glory.

  • Bill Oreily


  • Glen Beck

    We don’t want no black president!!!, Hey delbert, go out and hang our flag upside down. That will show those Blackies we are pissed!!! And dont forget to put some more high priced shit on the grille!!!!!!!!!!

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