Crumpled Up Flags at DMV: Richmond man upset after seeing US & Virg...

There are 20 comments on the WTKR story from Jun 8, 2010, titled Crumpled Up Flags at DMV: Richmond man upset after seeing US & Virg.... In it, WTKR reports that:

A Richmond man is upset with the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles after he says he saw both the American flag and the flag of Virginia crumpled up together on a counter inside a DMV customer service branch.

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Gary from NJ

Hawthorne, NY

#1 Jun 9, 2010
Lets not go overboard on this, most security companies would do the same thing as most do not share the same thoughts as the person complaining.
Free American

Virginia Beach, VA

#2 Jun 9, 2010
Looks like NO ONE wants to be responsible. Too many have fought, been wounded, maimed and DIED so we can proudly fly that flag and then you get numbnuts like that 'security' guard who shows total disregard. What can you expect from a 'rent a cop'.
Common Sense

Chesapeake, VA

#3 Jun 9, 2010
That's fine; shifting the blame to the Contracted Security Guard, however, where is the 'over-sight' for this contracted security guard?

Someone at DMV needs to be held accountable for not holding the Contracted Security Guard accountable.

I saw a tattered U.S. Flag flying over my local city building and promptly emailed the Department responsible. The flag was replaced within days.

Since: Feb 10

Midlothian, VA

#4 Jun 9, 2010
Gary from NJ wrote:
Lets not go overboard on this, most security companies would do the same thing as most do not share the same thoughts as the person complaining.
Maybe security companies in New Jersey would do the same, but not in Virginia.

Respect and proper handling of the flag is something that is expected here.

Since: Feb 10

Midlothian, VA

#5 Jun 9, 2010
Free American wrote:
Looks like NO ONE wants to be responsible. Too many have fought, been wounded, maimed and DIED so we can proudly fly that flag and then you get numbnuts like that 'security' guard who shows total disregard. What can you expect from a 'rent a cop'.
A lot more than he showed. I expect the same from a contract employee that I would from a regular employee. Especially if they are American citizens.
Carl

Virginia Beach, VA

#6 Jun 9, 2010
Can you just imagine if the security guard throwing a Quran on the counter at the DMV?
tiredof politics

Hampton, VA

#7 Jun 9, 2010
It's a DMV building. DMV is responsible for what happens there. As a government agency I would have been suprised if they hadn't passed the buck. Responsibility is something our government and its agencies our sadly lacking.
Spike

Chesapeake, VA

#8 Jun 9, 2010
"I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America and to the republic for which it stands, one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all."
Christy

Lexington Park, MD

#9 Jun 9, 2010
Well said, Spike & VA_TAZDAD.
sunshineva

Richmond, VA

#10 Jun 9, 2010
This should make us all angry and demand better answers than what are being given! What a shame for "Old Glory" to be treated in this manner.
Spike

Chesapeake, VA

#11 Jun 9, 2010
This is read at many military retirements, and makes me well up every time:

I am the flag of the
United States of America.

I fly atop the world's tallest buildings.
I stand watch in America's halls of justice.
I stand side by side with the Maple Leaf on the worlds longest undefended border.
I fly majestically over institutions of learning.
I stand guard with power in the world.
Look up and see me.

I stand for peace, honor, truth and justice.
I stand for freedom.
I am confident.
I am arrogant.
I am proud.

When I am flown with my fellow banners,
my head is a little higher,
my colors a little truer.

I bow to no one!
I am recognized all over the world.
I am honored - I am saluted.
I am loved - I am revered.
I am respected -- and I am feared.

I have fought in every battle of every war for more then 200 years. I was flown at Valley Forge, Gettysburg, Shiloh and Appomattox. I was there at San Juan Hill, the trenches of France, in the Argonne Forest, Anzio, Rome and the beaches of Normandy, Guam, Okinawa, Korea and KheSan, Saigon Vietnam. Know me,

I was there.

I led my troops, I was dirty, battle worn and tired,
but my soldiers cheered me, And I was proud.
I have been burned, torn and trampled on the streets of countries I have helped set free. It does not hurt,
for I am invincible.

I have been soiled upon, burned, torn and trampled on the streets of my country. And when it's by those whom I've served in battle -- it hurts.
But I shall overcome -- for I am strong.

I have slipped the bonds of Earth and stood watch over the uncharted frontiers of space from my vantage point on the moon.
I have borne silent witness to all
of America's finest hours.


But my finest hours are yet to come.
When I am torn into strips and used as bandages for my wounded comrades on the battlefield,
When I am flown at half-mast to honor my soldiers,
Or when I lie in the trembling arms of a grieving parent at the grave of their fallen son or daughter,
I am proud.

MY NAME IS OLD GLORY

Dear God - Long may I wave.

I Am Old Glory Flag Of United States - Author Howard Schnauber

As a child, I pledged allegiance to the Flag.
As an adult, I saluted the Flag.
When my time comes, my coffin will be draped in the Flag.

Yes, I am an angry and arrogant AMERICAN, and proud of it.
Christy

Lexington Park, MD

#12 Jun 9, 2010
Spike, you post brought tears of pride and joy to my eyes. Well said.
Common Sense

Chesapeake, VA

#13 Jun 9, 2010
Carl wrote:
Can you just imagine if the security guard throwing a Quran on the counter at the DMV?
The "Rights" activists would have left you a Car-Bomb.

Since: May 10

Richmond, VA

#14 Jun 9, 2010
You guys are INSANE. You're always bickering at each other and yet you'd rather make love to a flag. I hope you smother under it so you don't get the chance to infest the rest of the human gene pool with your false idol worship and other delusional anti social attitudes. It's people like you guys that make ALL Americans seem arrogant and a joke to the rest of the world, and YES there ARE other countries.

Have some pride in the flag when your country is done killing innocent women and children after invading their land in countries like Iraq.. oh that's right, that is basically what America does best. Kill, rape and destroy other countries while they sit back and get fat watching American Idol and listening to Brittany Spears.

Since: Feb 10

Richmond, VA

#15 Jun 9, 2010
x-ray wrote:
You guys are INSANE. You're always bickering at each other and yet you'd rather make love to a flag. I hope you smother under it so you don't get the chance to infest the rest of the human gene pool with your false idol worship and other delusional anti social attitudes. It's people like you guys that make ALL Americans seem arrogant and a joke to the rest of the world, and YES there ARE other countries.
Have some pride in the flag when your country is done killing innocent women and children after invading their land in countries like Iraq.. oh that's right, that is basically what America does best. Kill, rape and destroy other countries while they sit back and get fat watching American Idol and listening to Brittany Spears.
Actually, I believe it is the people like you that are foolish enough to think the majority of Americans watch American Idol and Brittany Spears that other countries are laughing at.

Most adults do not care about either.

Feel free to run to Cuba or Mexico and see if they will accept you.

America is far from perfect, but there is no place else as good in the world. Yes, I am proud to be an American.
Spike

Chesapeake, VA

#16 Jun 10, 2010
x-ray wrote:
You guys are INSANE. You're always bickering at each other and yet you'd rather make love to a flag. I hope you smother under it so you don't get the chance to infest the rest of the human gene pool with your false idol worship and other delusional anti social attitudes. It's people like you guys that make ALL Americans seem arrogant and a joke to the rest of the world, and YES there ARE other countries.
Have some pride in the flag when your country is done killing innocent women and children after invading their land in countries like Iraq.. oh that's right, that is basically what America does best. Kill, rape and destroy other countries while they sit back and get fat watching American Idol and listening to Brittany Spears.
GREAT JOB!!! Although you are one of those people that seems to be angry, but still in the U.S., you have proven everything the Flag stands for, freedom of speech and expression. Next time you see a Flag curse it all you want, but the brave men and women that serve honorably to represent that Flag are the one's that protect your rights and ability to not get locked up for your opinions. God Bless America!
Danny

United States

#17 Jun 10, 2010
x-ray wrote:
You guys are INSANE. You're always bickering at each other and yet you'd rather make love to a flag. I hope you smother under it so you don't get the chance to infest the rest of the human gene pool with your false idol worship and other delusional anti social attitudes. It's people like you guys that make ALL Americans seem arrogant and a joke to the rest of the world, and YES there ARE other countries.
Have some pride in the flag when your country is done killing innocent women and children after invading their land in countries like Iraq.. oh that's right, that is basically what America does best. Kill, rape and destroy other countries while they sit back and get fat watching American Idol and listening to Brittany Spears.

You wouldn't by any chance be that moron rent a cop from DMV ?
Common Sense

Chesapeake, VA

#18 Jun 10, 2010
That's fine; shifting the blame to the Contracted Security Guard, however, where is the 'over-sight' for this contracted security guard?

Someone at DMV needs to be held accountable for not holding the Contracted Security Guard accountable.

I saw a tattered U.S. Flag flying over my local city building and promptly emailed the Department responsible. The flag was replaced within days.
Free American

Virginia Beach, VA

#19 Jun 10, 2010
x-ray wrote:
You guys are INSANE. You're always bickering at each other and yet you'd rather make love to a flag. I hope you smother under it so you don't get the chance to infest the rest of the human gene pool with your false idol worship and other delusional anti social attitudes. It's people like you guys that make ALL Americans seem arrogant and a joke to the rest of the world, and YES there ARE other countries.
Have some pride in the flag when your country is done killing innocent women and children after invading their land in countries like Iraq.. oh that's right, that is basically what America does best. Kill, rape and destroy other countries while they sit back and get fat watching American Idol and listening to Brittany Spears.
"...oh that's right, that is basically what America does best. Kill, rape and destroy other countries..." Are you as ignorant and clueless as you come across. Typical of you know nothing civilians. I bet you ADORE OBMAMAMAMA (bowed to a Muslim King who wants the world to bow to Islam, kissed the ring of an old man whose claim to fame is winning a popularity contest, and saying America is arrogant)and his American hating wife ("For the first time in my adult life I'm proud to be an American"....but she was ASHAMED all the years before. YOUR idol?).
Spike

Chesapeake, VA

#20 Jun 11, 2010
Free American wrote:
<quoted text>
"...oh that's right, that is basically what America does best. Kill, rape and destroy other countries..." Are you as ignorant and clueless as you come across. Typical of you know nothing civilians. I bet you ADORE OBMAMAMAMA (bowed to a Muslim King who wants the world to bow to Islam, kissed the ring of an old man whose claim to fame is winning a popularity contest, and saying America is arrogant)and his American hating wife ("For the first time in my adult life I'm proud to be an American"....but she was ASHAMED all the years before. YOUR idol?).
Don't forget that we, THE KILLERS, are always the first ones into a country after a natural disaster, and still are in some contries (Haiti for example). We are labeled for trying to make the world a safer place, and everybody forgets who gets called when they need help.

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