Respect Our Flag

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

In a small park area at the intersection of McCallie Avenue and Georgia Avenue in front of the Old Stone Church tower, there is a flag pole. The flag is hanging by just one corner; the other has ripped loose.  

I called Chattanooga 311 and they informed me that was not a city flag. 

My husband and I feel it is very disrespectful to allow our U.S. flag to be flown in this manner.   Hopefully someone reading this will know who is responsible for this flag and will contact them to have it repaired. 

Loleta Hammontree
Ooltewah



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