Scripps reports in Florida:
The Stars and Stripes have been replaced by the Mexican flag at Chasewood North, and residents of the condominium community off Central Boulevard are puzzled as to who made the switch.
“I woke up Sunday morning and looked up from my patio and then realized that the American flag wasn’t on the flagpole,” said Sue Miller a Chasewood North board member. “What captured my attention were the colors — at first I thought it was an Italian flag, but one of our residents said it was the Mexican flag.
“I went to the flagpole, to see if the American flag was maybe on the ground, but they took it, and they cut the rope to get the American flag down and the Mexican flag up as well.”
A best estimate of when the switch took place is Saturday night… It may be several weeks before the Stars and Stripes once again fly over Chasewood North, according to Miller, who at one time was the resident manager of the complex.
“We tried to get the flag down but couldn’t, so we need to hire a company with a boom truck to get up there and replace the rope and put up the American flag,” she said. “I would guesstimate that this would cost $500 or more to do.”
Just thought you should know, because, well, you probably aren’t going to hear about it from Katie Couric or the NYTimes.
Not that anyone seems to care about laws anymore, but the Federal Flag Code prescribes the proper display of and respect for the United States Flag. Pass it around–maybe to a public school teacher in your neighborhood.
Heidi at Euphoric Reality has audio files of interviews with L.A.-area school officials about the upside-down flag at Montebello H.S.
Gerard Van der Leun weighs in on America, the Big Pinata.
Meanwhile, President Bush is headed to Cancun.
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