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ferndaleflyer

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Its Memorial day weekend and the city of Statesville,NC has ordered Camping World to remove the American flag that flies there every day in honor of Veterans. They say it is to big and will fine them $50 a day for every day it has been there. What Say you?

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Posted: 05/21/19 05:57am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

There is no such thing as the American flag is too big.

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Posted: 05/21/19 06:28am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Sign the petition:
Let Camping World keep flag
The company has started a petition on Change.org to get signatures from supporters.

“I don’t care if it goes to $500 a day," Camping World CEO Marcus Lemonis said in an interview with WSOC. "It's not coming down."

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Posted: 05/21/19 06:48am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Yeah, I saw the news on that situation this morning. I completely stand with Camping World on keeping that flag flying!! Every time I pass it on the highway, my heart gets full and my eyes start to leak a little at the beauty of that giant American Flag flying proudly and freely! There should be exceptions to every local sign/flag ordinance that allow any sized American Flag, no matter where it's flown, as long as it's not any kind of safety hazard like blocking an intersection view!


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Posted: 05/21/19 07:17am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

If there are regulations in place about the size and CW has violated those regulations then they should replace the flag with a flag that falls within the rules set by the folks of that town. It's no different than sign rules and regulations and anyone violating those regulations should be required to meet the standards. Without rules it's back to the wild west and every business and home owner doing anything they please. How would you like your next door neighbor installing a billboard in his front yard?


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Posted: 05/21/19 07:26am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Bill.Satellite wrote:

Without rules it's back to the wild west and every business and home owner doing anything they please.


Yep, can't have people doing what they want, no place for that in America! [emoticon]





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I support camping world with this!

Bill.Satellite, that is why we live on 8 acres in a NON HOA neighborhood...


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I agree with Bill, they should follow the size regulations.

The SIZE of the flag does not represent our patriotism.

Camping World has had so much bad press over the years that they are grasping at something to try and put themselves in a good light (in their minds).

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Camping World and car dealers flying huge flags has nothing to do with patriotism and everything to do with advertising.


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Mr.Mark wrote:

I agree with Bill, they should follow the size regulations.

The SIZE of the flag does not represent our patriotism.


Safe travels,
Mark


OK, I have dealt with this issue for most of my career (General Manager of large metro automobile dealerships). Most cities do and SHOULD have ruled as to size and number of every kind of advertising/attention getting devices.

Those HUGE flags, at considerable expense to the business, are NOT for showing patriotism (irrespective of what the sound bite that makes news says). They are to get your attention as you go down the road and draw your eye to their business. A small flag outside your home or RV shows exactly the same amount of patriotism. Depth of feeling is not size related (ya, I know, that almost sounds anti-American).

Been there, done that-- spending thousands of dollars a year maintaining and replacing huge flags at my businesses. It is an advertising expense.


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