Fire chairman seeks ‘compromise’ after American flag controversy
Give proof through the night that our flags are no longer there.
An upstate New York town has decided to remove American flags from the back of their firetrucks, calling the star-spangled banners a “liability” for other motorists.
The decision, made by the Arlington Board of Fire Commissioners in Poughkeepsie, was immediately blasted by local union members who recently mounted the flags on the back of three trucks.
Arlington Fire Department Union President Joseph Tarquinio likened the board’s decision to flag burning.