Jacksonville mayor helps resolve veteran's viral flag dispute

Business will keep flags flying after city inspector issues warning, allegedly disrespects veteran in store

Business will keep flags flying after city inspector issues warning, allegedly disrespects veteran in store

A business in Jacksonville, Florida, is going viral across the country after an employee posted a Facebook Live video saying a city employee walked into the business, Jaguar Power Sports, and issued a citation for flying military flags on the roof of the shop.

The inspector was identified as Melinda Power.

The manager further claims that a COJ employee was also rude to one of its customers, a veteran, telling him "you did nothing for our country".

"Did you know there are at least 19 others Jacksonville's in the US?"

"She turned around at the door and said to me, in a very loud voice that, what I did for this country did not matter", he told FOX 30. "I'm retired. I'm a veteran.' She gets in his face this close and says, 'You did nothing for this country, '" employee Katie Klasse said. "They cited us for every flag because they were mad that we had flags flying at the top of the building".

There are nationwide calls for discipline for the Jacksonville city worker who allegedly told a veteran what he did for his country "didn't matter" while serving a warning to a local business for flying military flags.

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Curry's chief of staff, Brian Hughes, said the city is investigating the incident and will review the video.

"We are disturbed by some of the claims made about a City employee and are reviewing the facts". Curry also shared on Twitter that city staff has been informed to treat military flags the same as the US flag.

The citations were strictly a warning and the business was not fined. Because of the video, WCTI reports Jacksonville, North Carolina officials were bombarded with emails, calls and social media messages, from people who thought it happened locally.

About eight hours after the initial post, Jaguar Power Sports posted another video on its Facebook page announcing that the flags can stay.

"I have contacted the dealership and provided the owner with the mayor's contact information for them to discuss directly".

Mayor Lenny Curry sent a press release Tuesday afternoon stating he has ordered a review of the actions of a city employee after she issued a citation to Jaguar Power Sports.

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