Georgia restaurant told to remove flags honoring USA, troops

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A Georgia restaurant owner has been ordered to remove the patriotic flags flying above his eatery, Fox 5 Atlanta reported.

Darren Miller, owner of CJ’s Hot Dogs in McDonough, was cited on Friday by a code enforcement officer for flying flags above his restaurant that honor the military.

The restaurant, Fox 5 reports, is dedicated to police officers, firefighters and those serving in the military and Miller says it’s his right to pay tribute to each group — both inside and outside his restaurant.

Three months ago, Miller put up the American flag, the Georgia state flag and banners for every branch of the military.

On Friday, he was told they have to come down.

“I’m just floored,” said Miller. “And I called the guy and asked what they’re for. And he said I’m in violation with my flags flying above my restaurant.”

City Administrator Frederick Gardiner reportedly was unaware that CJ’s was cited and later told Miller that he’s asking for the citation to be voided. Gardiner says the ordinance classifying flags as signs is too vague and should be rewritten.

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3 thoughts on “Georgia restaurant told to remove flags honoring USA, troops

  1. Cops in McDonough haven’t gotten that bad yet. They’re still pretty decent. Having lived in McDonough in the past (and still travel there regularly) and traveling around the state daily, fortunately I haven’t seen the problems other states have had with their police,,, yet.

    As for boycotting the place, I would recommend doing the opposite, I would patronize the place BECAUSE they are supporting our troops and emergency workers. Just my humble opinion.

    1. Well Keith, apparently you have never been beat up and sent away because of some pig cop for no reason then have you.You just remember that when they screw you – because they will – unless of course you are related to one or you do special favors for them – use your imagination on that one Keith – or you buy them off with what ever or of course if you are a f`n cop!

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