A video has gone viral after a Jacksonville, Fla. man said his business was cited for flying military flags.
On Monday, the owner of Jaguar Power Sports said the business received a citation from the city for flying military flags on top of his business.
The post said a city employee came into the business, cited the business for having the flags and told a veteran inside of the store that he did “nothing for our country.”
The City of Jacksonville said the business was warned, but not fined for the flags, according to CBS affiliate WJAX.
Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry responded on Monday evening, tweeting he has “directed city staff that military flags should be treated [the] same as US flag.”
1. I Have directed city staff that military flags should be treated same as US flag. Let them fly. I Have reached out to the business owner & will review employee procedures. COJ employees r expected to be respectful of our customers – you, the people of Jacksonville.— Lenny Curry (@lennycurry) April 16, 2018
2. We support our military and veterans, and we appreciate businesses who honor their service.— Lenny Curry (@lennycurry) April 16, 2018
The business owner posted a new video to his Facebook page a short time later, saying, “The city of Jacksonville is working with our company to make sure things like this does not happen again. Thank you Mayor of Jacksonville for reaching out and helping us with this. Our voice was heard and thank you for everyone for helping.”