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Marine vet loses job after lowering American flag on Memorial Day

Discussion in 'News & Current Events' started by Revmitchell, Jun 6, 2016.

  1. Revmitchell

    Revmitchell Well-Known Member
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    Thornwell was picking up a new security badge at his company's service center on Memorial Day when he noticed the flag there was flying at full-staff.

    "Without a word to anyone, Thornwell says he marched, Marine-style, to the pole, lowered the flag to a midway point, came to full attention, then about-faced and walked away," the story states.

    He said it didn't cross his mind to ask his company for permission first, according to the Observer. Corporate security later told him that touching the flagpole was against company policy, he said, and the flag was later raised to full-staff.

    The next day, he found out that his contract had been canceled when a manager told him that the company was disturbed by Thornwell’s “passion for the flag and (his) political affiliation,” the Observer reported. A Time Warner official confirmed to the paper that his contract had been canceled, but declined further comment.

    Thornwell took to social media after the incident, posting a video to Facebook — which has since been removed — in which he named Time Warner as the company that fired him.

    http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/sto...lowering-american-flag-memorial-day/85496546/
     
  2. Squire Robertsson

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    Bad case makes for bad law. How did he know if the flag hadn't been at half mast in the morning with it going to full mast at noon? But Time Warner will get egg on its face over this over reaction.
     
  3. church mouse guy

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    Sounds like a crummy place to work.
     
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  4. Squire Robertsson

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    Wanna bet on the number of job offers he's gotten because of this?
     
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    Really hate that for him. As he was only putting up the flag. So sad he lost his job.
     
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