…Go somewhere else. Seriously, this is disturbing . A hospital supervisor was ordered to take down an American flag displayed in her own office for Memorial Day.
Is it okay to show your patriotism at the office?
For one Arlington woman, the answer was “no” after she hung an American flag in her office just before the Memorial Day weekend.
Debbie McLucas is one of four hospital supervisors at Kindred Hospital in Mansfield. Last week, she hung a three-by-five foot American flag in the office she shares with the other supervisors.
When McLucas came to work Friday, her boss told her another supervisor had found her flag offensive. “I was just totally speechless. I was like, ‘You’re kidding me,’” McLucas said.
McLucas’ husband and sons are former military men. Her daughter is currently serving in Iraq as a combat medic.
Stifling a cry, McLucas said, “I just wonder if all those young men and women over there are really doing this for nothing.”
McLucas said the supervisor who complained has been in the United States for 14 years and is formerly from Africa. McLucas said that supervisor took down the flag herself.
Longtime readers know that I come from a family who has fought – and sometimes died – for that flag for as long as there has been a flag. Yes, I understand that Kindred relented – after enough media attention.
Frankly, people choose to live in this nation. The nation is symbolized by the flag. If they find that offensive, the right thing to do is for them to go live elsewhere where they won’t be offended.