27 May 2009

George M. Cohan Must Be Turning Over In His Grave. George Washington, Too.

Old Glory. The Star-Spangled Banner. Once upon a time this is how we saw our national symbol. Not anymore:
Debbie McLucas is one of four hospital supervisors at Kindred Hospital in Mansfield. Last week, she hung a three-by-five foot American flag in the office she shares with the other supervisors.

When McLucas came to work Friday, her boss told her another supervisor had found her flag offensive. "I was just totally speechless. I was like, 'You're kidding me,'" McLucas said.

McLucas' husband and sons are former military men. Her daughter is currently serving in Iraq as a combat medic.
I'd bet if it was a Mexican flag that was taken down, or a Saudi Arabian flag, or even a UN flag, the supervisor would be the one in trouble - particularly after reading this later in the article:
"The flag and the pole had been placed on the floor," McLucas said.

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