City Employee Tells Store To Remove Military Flags, Tells Veteran He Did Nothing

A Jacksonville city inspector ordered a business to take down their U.S. military flags.

Jacksonville, FL – The mayor of Jacksonville has declared that a store may keep its U.S. military flags up after a city inspector ordered them to be removed.

On Monday, a Jacksonville city inspector entered the Jaguar Power Sports dealership, demanded that their display of military flags be removed, and told a military veteran that he “did nothing for this country,” according to store employees

City inspector Melinda Power went into the dealership at about noon on April 16 and announced that the flags the business was flying on the roof were in violation of city code, WJXT reported.

The rooftop display included a flag for each branch of the U.S. military, two American flags, and one Jacksonville Jaguars flag, WXIN reported.

“We cater to our men and women, both retired and active military, so it was personal,” store manager Marcy Moyer told WJXT. “We felt like it was a personal attack.”

While Power issued a written warning citation for illegal display of flags on a roof, a customer inside the store spoke up. He told the inspector that he felt it was wrong to force the business to remove flags that support the U.S. military.

The unnamed customer also happened to be a military veteran.

"She says, 'What did you do for this country?'” employee Katie Klasse recounted. “He says, 'I took three bullets to the leg. I almost lost my leg for this country. I'm retired. I'm a veteran.'”

“She gets in his face this close and says, 'You did nothing for this country,'" Klasse said.

Surveillance footage showed Power as she thrust her finger in the man’s face, just before she stalked out of the building.

Jaguar Power Sports decided they would not heed Power's warning to remove their flags, and instead posted a Facebook video about the incident on their business page.

Tripping over his own words because he was so angry, Sean told the story of how a city employee came into their business and insulted a military veteran.

“We just had the city of Jacksonville here, on site, to cite us for our military flags. That’s right. We just got a ticket in the city of Jacksonville – military-bound city – for flying military flags. They cited us for every flag… a lady by the name of Melinda Power that works for the city of Jacksonville regulatory compliance department said to one of our customers in store… he was questioning her on it because he was shot three times at war… she says to him ‘you’ve done nothing for our country,’” Sean explained.

“With all the other crap going on around town, they’re citing us, the business owner, for flying military flags in a military town. Are you serious right now?” the clearly frustrated man asked, and then called on viewers to share the video and contact the mayor of Jacksonville.

The video had been viewed more than 5 million times, and shared almost 250,000 times as of Tuesday morning.

Within hours of the video being posted, Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry issued two tweets, and said he had “directed city staff that military flags should be treated [the] same as [the] U.S. flag.”

“Let them fly,” Curry wrote. “We support our military and veterans, and we appreciate businesses who honor their service.”

According to WJXT, Curry’s chief of staff, Brian Hughes, said that the mayor’s office was “disturbed by some of the claims made” regarding Power, and that they were “reviewing the facts.”

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AngeD
AngeD

What an ungrateful, ignorant, embarrassment to the US peice of trashy shit! Totally disgusted!

LuisTPuig
LuisTPuig

Most of us don't ask for money, nor gifts, nor material things, but we do appreciate the respect for our service, and this woman crossed the line! I suspect she is a leftists, displaying the typical disdain they have for us veterans, our military and our country!.The make me sick, and I am tired of their disrespect She should be fired, end of story.
MM1/SS, USN, 20 years of service, Retired.

charlesjandecka
charlesjandecka

Say What, Bitch?

Dallasjmoore
Dallasjmoore

She should lose her job. That kind of behavior should not be tolerated by a city employee

TarnishedCopper
TarnishedCopper

What's wrong with her? Wrong time of month?

bmoss
bmoss

What Melinda did was a disgrace. She should lose her job.

aliosh
aliosh

I want to see proof this bitch was fired! If this is an ordinance then time to change it! Un American!

Celestial4caster
Celestial4caster

This woman has some kind of mental disorder. All the same...she should be fired.

FlagLovingAmerican
FlagLovingAmerican

Is this lady drunk or just a complete waste of space? The audacity of this woman. There are a lot of evil people out there that practice being evil and I wouldn't be surprised if this woman is a witch. What other type of person would tell a man who got three bullets in the leg for his country that he did nothing? SMH. The only decent thing the Mayor can do is fire this low class bitch.

Doubltap
Doubltap

Bitch needs a good beating....it's the only thing they understand...

Vdeish
Vdeish

She needs to lose her job.

Dbdoehring
Dbdoehring

If she doesn't get fired , go after the mayor . Show him the road . You know he can be impeached ....Fired

Conservative Senior
Conservative Senior

Completely agree. Should send her to the Middle East for an education. Stupid b*tch.

netman61270
netman61270

i can understand maybe the sports flag being flown on the same pole if that is in violation of ordinance, but military flags, that woman should be fired out of a cannon into the sun

frazier
frazier

The mayor would have to be mentally ill not to fire her PUBLICLY,

franski
franski

Fire. Her

UAViator
UAViator

FIRE THIS BIATCH!!1

DDcool
DDcool

all I want to know is.....has she been FIRED YET!!!!! What a jerk. My dad was retired military and I have always had the upmost amount of respect for those who are willing and brave enough to fight for our freedoms....even the freedom to act a complete fool like her. However, she was representing the city in her position and should be fired for her hatred, intolerance, lack of diversity and all the other things the left claims they are. Seriously, please fire her. She needs the time to think long and hard about what was wrong with what she did.

lindy3315
lindy3315

I bet she has no trouble using money that the city gets from military members and their families. God bless America, I support our military and our first responders. Prayers for the safety of all of them.

Stryker2212
Stryker2212

I personally would have asked her what she has done for this country. I would have reminded this "civil servant" that Veterans who defended our country and protect our freedom did so just so she could make ignorant comments without fear of being shot, hung, prosecuted or imprisoned like so many other countries. How about this for a change in our constitution, if you are a citizen and you do not "protect and defend" the constitution of the US that should be a crime with the max penalty of being stripped of your citizenship and deported.

CrazyB
CrazyB

She should lose her job and never get any government or township job.. she need to go back to school the dumb bitch and learn what our vets have done for all of us...

kewltim
kewltim

Deport this Deplorable Bitch she should be fired and the Mayor to boot. Fire all the city officials if ya can't back out military then you stinking with deplorabness, they are the reason we have our safety in this country.

kewltim
kewltim

Screew that bullshit fly them flags and be proud American people. Don't take them down fly them high and proud.

Gregg709088
Gregg709088

Learn some respect you hateful dumbass liberal Jacksonville, FL City inspector Melinda Power

Or

Die trying stupid
Amen & Amen!!!

ngramps76
ngramps76

that women should lose her job for telling a veteran he did nothing for his country she is no christian in my book

NTPD935Ret
NTPD935Ret

So did they fire that worthless tax eating slut that wanted the flags removed!

Jetranger206
Jetranger206

this woman MUST be a liberal.....

Marathon
Marathon

Oh hell no, she can kiss her job goodbye. She is acting in capacity of the state, when assaulting the rights of others who have served the state (whether federal, state, county, or town). They need to investigate and promptly rid themselves of this pariah.

catcastle
catcastle

I want to know the outcome of this. She should be ashamed of herself.

Lilbatty
Lilbatty

I think she should have to give that veteran an apology, she was rude to say that him. He did more for his country then she did/has.

kcir321
kcir321

What did that fat ugly hag do for this country?

Rev Frank
Rev Frank

I was treated worse when I came back stateside from Vietnam as well as many other vets because at that time it was considered a political war. But none from a person in any position in government. I do believe she should have to make an open apology to this serviceman personally on the air and resign from the office she holds. She is a disgrace to the office and to all America at the present time.

PATRIOT11
PATRIOT11

Agree that she should be fired. Abusive and assaultive woman. Should be charged and punished. A bad representative for the city. Time to rid society of this contagion----stop this now.

Wdcbuff1
Wdcbuff1

I prefer cum guzzling pig SLUT rather than just plain slut

Bawa
Bawa

First thing this CIty needs to do is remind ALL employees that they in fact work FOR the citizens.It's entirely possible to do one's job to address City issues without going out of your way to insult anyone.Basic courtesy is essential in ANY job but maybe a bit MORE when you work for a City and your check actually is coming from residents taxes?I'd also suggest this woman might visit her Doctor because I wonder if she isn't in fact having what is known to most middle aged women as the midlife crazies.Some women manage it ....others are turned into monsters..she appears to be in the latter category....medication might be necessary..along with a NEW job.

Rob4Blue
Rob4Blue

We seem to be at war with ourselves and those with whom we are at war with want all citizens to lay down their weapons. Ths action shows us the true color of the enemy.

Vyperbites
Vyperbites

As a Veteran of the United States Navy, this act disgusts me. I hope she was fired and she owes everyone an apology to not only the Veteran she insulted but all Veterans and Service Members. It does not matter what your political view is, what matters is showing respect for other people especially someone willing to put their life at risk for your freedom to be an asshole.

K.L.TuckerStephens
K.L.TuckerStephens

She should be fired along with her immediate supervisor. The whole department should have to serve so many hours of community service cleaning military tombstones and putting out flags on Memorial Day, Veterans Day etc.

StaffSgt. Iloff
StaffSgt. Iloff

This so-called woman and I use the term lightly should be fired and listed as a traitor to our Country.

drew6709
drew6709

The parasitic COCKROACH should be mandated to apologize right before she is fired for such a disgraceful display! But the mayor should make the firing a HUGE DEAL and make it open to the public to get their licks in and ask what that roach ever did for this country. Anyone in city government who acts like that should be immediately fired and FINED $20,000. Failure to pay results in jail time for 10 years and a charge on their record. Stop slapping wrists, start meaning business.

Tom230
Tom230

Just another America hating troll. She should be given her choice of what socialist paradise she wants to be sent to Cuba, Venezuela, Russia, let her pick just kick out her fat useless America hating ass.

Oscarescobedo
Oscarescobedo

Im a disabled veteran medically retired from the Navy. Public apology and resign adap. We don't need that kind of negativity in America

Mongoose67
Mongoose67

This is UnAmerican liberal stupidity at its worst! had this lady got in my face with her finger pointing, I would've shoved a shoe right up her ass! these people are going to tell Military Veterans what they can or can't do when it comes to Military Flags and they (the city) don't like that? that's just Toughshi!! these vets served their nation and fought hard for our freedoms, and this town lady doesn't want them displaying their Military Flags-Too Bad!

Goldbear5
Goldbear5

USN and US ARMY retired disabled veteran.
This disrespectful idiot should immediately be terminated from her job!!!!

Theconservative
Theconservative

All I can say is that these people are very sick. Their being brainwashed to support the NWO agenda and hate for there own people and there country is at the top of there list. Personally I wished they were all dead, but that would be mean I suppose huh. Lets pray for them that they finally ake up from being complete idiots one day soon and join us in "Making America Great Again". Hey one can only hope right. You'll take good care, Love ya all.....

Commie Liberal
Commie Liberal

Their=A Plural Pronoun
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In every political and religious debate thread I've been on for the past couple of years, It's always Conservatives that can't differentiate between homonyms or otherwise communicate using effective syntax, grammar, spelling and punctuation.

Is there just some White/Christian/Heterosexual Big Dumb Hunter-Gatherer trait? Ogg beat chest. Ogg have Gun Ogg not need school, because Ogg so big Ogg so strong...