Truckers, Veterans LIVID After Major Gas Station Chain Told Them No Flags..
It seems to me that any expression of patriotism in this country is being suppressed. I think it’s going to eventually get to the point where if someone does stand for the national anthem at a sporting event that security is going to eject them.
Sporting events are not the only place where punished patriotism is in full effect. It seems that there are droves of businesses that are beginning to say that even displaying the American flag is bad.
Over the past few days, millions of Americans have expressed their outrage over professional football players kneeling during the national anthem. Now, that outrage is turning into action.
A number of truck drivers, veterans and everyday Americans are threatening to boycott the gas station chain Pilot Flying J over the actions of the owner — who also owns the NFL’s Cleveland Browns, as well as the actions of one store manager in Kentucky.
Several weeks ago, according to WSAZ, a group of veterans rolled up to a Flying J in the Bluegrass State and put up flags to welcome a rolling Vietnam Memorial. The manager of that particular store then came out and told the vets they weren’t allowed to fly the flags.
Since the incident, a large group of veterans have been staging a protest, demanding that the Flying J install a flag pole and fly both the American and POW flags.
In a statement, Pilot Flying J claimed the flags are not allowed to fly for safety reasons.
“Pilot Flying J proudly welcomes the American flag at all our locations. After looking into the concern at our store #660, located at 15236 State Route 180, Catlettsburg, KY, we found that the concerns were not with the flags themselves but with the safety of where they were placed as we need to make sure they don’t block the lines of sight of drivers pulling into our locations,” read a statement by the company.
As if that particular controversy wasn’t enough, another group of patriots are calling for a boycott of all Pilot Flying J locations because of the on-field protests of Pilot Flying J owner Jimmy Haslam’s Browns football players.