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Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Florida Veterans Demand Democrat Party Remove American Flag Altered With Obama’s Image

Photo Courtesy of  Vance Jochim -
After a short stand off between a group of veterans and the head of the Lake County, FL Democrat Party, an American flag that had been altered to depict an image of Barack Obama in the space where the stars are normally located was taken down.

The Lake County Democratic Headquarters in Tavares has been flying two American flags outside their office. The first an American Flag and the second the altered flag.

A veterans group arrived late this afternoon with the media in tow and demanded that the second flag be taken down.  Don Van Beck, executive director of the Veterans Memorial at Fountain Park asked that the altered flag be removed, explaining that it was in violation of federal flag code. He offered a POW/MIA flag to fly in its place.

Nancy Hurlburt, the Democratic Party Chair for Lake County, said she would research the issue but didn’t take the Obama flag down immediately, prompting Van Beck to declare that they would take the flag down for her.

“No, you will not. This is private property,” Hurlbert responded.

After a short time spent ‘researching’, Hurlbert relented and took down the flag while the veterans looked on.  She did not accept the POW/MIA flag offered as a replacement.

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Other story links:
Orlando TV 9 video report - ABC affiliate - by Berndt Peterson
Orlando Sentinel ( READ the comments )
 Going viral - this article was cited on the blog:
This blog used two of our pictures and some of the facts, and gave credit to us for the pics:
 Fox News Orlando Channel 35 had this short article citing the Orlando Sentinel as the source:

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