A group of patriotic firefighters decided to commemorate the 13th anniversary of 9/11 by donning American flag stickers on their helmets. They never suspected that move would get them suspended.
Four Chicago area firefighters placed military and American flag stickers on their lockers and helmets a few days before the anniversary of 9/11. They were subsequently asked to remove the stickers by their fire chief, who had implemented a ban on all stickers. When the men refused, they were told to go home.
The Maywood fire chief is looking more and more questionable, as claims have been made by the firefighters that the chief had removed an American flag from the inside of the fire station recently. He reportedly gave no justification for removing it.
IJ Review reported:
Fortunately, the four firemen’s voices have been heard. According to WGN-TV, the chief made the decision to put “department issued flags on every locker in every room.”
One of the reinstated firefighters, David Flowers, said, “For guys to have 9/11 memorials on their helmets, that means something…It’s burned into some guys helmets…it means a lot.”
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