Taco Bell in Cocoa refuses to lower d...

Taco Bell in Cocoa refuses to lower disrespectful US Flag that violates Code

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Since: Dec 13

Southwest Brevard Cnty, FL

#1 Dec 11, 2013
Good day. I write this letter in shock regarding improper, and disrespectful display of our United States Flag at a business in Cocoa, Florida. Not only is the display disrespectful, but the Manager and employees have been just as disrespectful. Myself, my husband, and several other former military and concerned citizens have stopped in Taco Bell on Clearlake Road (across from Walmart) requesting them to please lower and properly dispose of the horribly tattered, torn, and faded American flag they have on display. In fact, I have written a letter to the local establishment offering to purchase a new one and have yet to receive a response. It is clear that this flag remains flying 24/7/365 in its condition, and Taco Bell is in violation of United States Code Title 4, chapter 1, The Flag. The Manager was very rude and confrontational, stating he felt I was "picking on him", "that there are other flags being flown in worse shape in the area". I asked where and he couldn't reply. I hope somehow getting this into the media will entice them to have more respect for our great Nations Flag and respect it for what it stands for, and those whom fought for our freedom to fly our flag. I attached a photo taken weeks ago, and as I write this it is still not taken down. Now on my Facebook page I have many supporters asking for the same respect and contacting Taco Bell corporate to no avail....please help! Thank you!

Since: Dec 13

Southwest Brevard Cnty, FL

#2 Dec 12, 2013
Still no local media coverage on this....very sad to me!
RobertC64

Kissimmee, FL

#3 Dec 12, 2013
I stopped and placed a complaint there about the Flag, I was told they didn't have access to the roof, as I drove around the building I saw they have a ladder that goes to the roof attached to the wall, I find this to be very disrespectful to the Flag and to our Great Nation, someone please help...
Dean Proctor

Redwood City, CA

#4 Dec 12, 2013
United States Code Title 4 Chapter 1 The Flag

8. Respect for flag

No disrespect should be shown to the flag of the United States of America; the flag should not be dipped to any person or thing. Regimental colors, State flags, and organization or institutional flags are to be dipped as a mark of honor.
a. The flag should never be displayed with the union down, except as a signal of dire distress in instances of extreme danger to life or property.
b. The flag should never touch anything beneath it, such as the ground, the floor, water, or merchandise.
c. The flag should never be carried flat or horizontally, but always aloft and free.
d. The flag should never be used as wearing apparel, bedding, or drapery. It should never be festooned, drawn back, nor up, in folds, but always allowed to fall free. Bunting of blue, white, and red, always arranged with the blue above, the white in the middle, and the red below, should be used for covering a speaker's desk, draping the front of the platform, and for decoration in general.
e. The flag should never be fastened, displayed, used, or stored in such a manner as to permit it to be easily torn, soiled, or damaged in any way.
f. The flag should never be used as a covering for a ceiling.
g. The flag should never have placed upon it, nor on any part of it, nor attached to it any mark, insignia, letter, word, figure, design, picture, or drawing of any nature.
h. The flag should never be used as a receptacle for receiving, holding, carrying, or delivering anything.
i. The flag should never be used for advertising purposes in any manner whatsoever. It should not be embroidered on such articles as cushions or handkerchiefs and the like, printed or otherwise impressed on paper napkins or boxes or anything that is designed for temporary use and discard. Advertising signs should not be fastened to a staff or halyard from which the flag is flown.
j. No part of the flag should ever be used as a costume or athletic uniform. However, a flag patch may be affixed to the uniform of military personnel, firemen, policemen, and members of patriotic organizations. The flag represents a living country and is itself considered a living thing. Therefore, the lapel flag pin being a replica, should be worn on the left lapel near the heart.
k. The flag, when it is in such condition that it is no longer a fitting emblem for display, should be destroyed in a dignified way, preferably by burning

This is a code violation.

The Yum! Brands, Inc., company should fine this store every day they fly this code breaking flag.

The Yum! Brands, Inc., is a United States based company and should be on top of what this franchise is doing. boycott not only taco bell but kfc and pizza hut as they are all owned by this company.

Disabled Veteran
Dean Proctor
Ms Kathy

Jacksonville, FL

#5 Dec 12, 2013
I am sending a copy of this to or United States Attorney General; believe me, the flag will either be taken down by someone from Patrick Air Force Base or another Government Official. I don't know what's wrong with the manager there at Taco Bell. Maybe they should drug test the entire staff. It sounds like they all have a problem; if what you say; is gospel. So, let's see what we can do.
Tammy

Southwest Brevard Cnty, FL

#6 Dec 12, 2013
Everyone needs to go to http://www.tacobell.com/feedback , click on contact us and complain, be sure to mention the rudeness and disrespectful attitude. THEN go to news 13 if the flag is still there after a couple days.
Kellimac13 wrote:
Good day. I write this letter in shock regarding improper, and disrespectful display of our United States Flag at a business in Cocoa, Florida. Not only is the display disrespectful, but the Manager and employees have been just as disrespectful. Myself, my husband, and several other former military and concerned citizens have stopped in Taco Bell on Clearlake Road (across from Walmart) requesting them to please lower and properly dispose of the horribly tattered, torn, and faded American flag they have on display. In fact, I have written a letter to the local establishment offering to purchase a new one and have yet to receive a response. It is clear that this flag remains flying 24/7/365 in its condition, and Taco Bell is in violation of United States Code Title 4, chapter 1, The Flag. The Manager was very rude and confrontational, stating he felt I was "picking on him", "that there are other flags being flown in worse shape in the area". I asked where and he couldn't reply. I hope somehow getting this into the media will entice them to have more respect for our great Nations Flag and respect it for what it stands for, and those whom fought for our freedom to fly our flag. I attached a photo taken weeks ago, and as I write this it is still not taken down. Now on my Facebook page I have many supporters asking for the same respect and contacting Taco Bell corporate to no avail....please help! Thank you!

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