As Memorial Day approaches, a holiday to remember and honor those who gave their lives while serving in the United States Armed Forces, a North Carolina city is suing an RV company for flying an American flag in honor of said veterans.
According to the Statesville, N.C officials, the flag flying above the Gander Outdoors building is too large and violates their city codes, which has resulted in a lawsuit against the company.
Gander RV, a Camping World location, has had the 40-by-80-foot flag flying outside their location as a salute to those that have served in the United States military.
Officials, on the other hand, seem more worried about enforcing the maximum flag size city code.
In October, the city of Statesville notified the RV company to tell them to take their flag down. According to WSOC, the city states that a flag cannot be more than 25-by-40 feet if it is flown 10 feet in distance from a highway.
When they refused to take the flag down, Statesville began to fine them $50 a day, which has now racked up to around $11,000.
“I don’t care if it goes to $500 a day,” Marcus Lemonis, CEO and chairman of Camping World and Gander RV said. “It’s not coming down.”
Lemonis told WSOC that Camping World has flags of such magnitude all over the country, and Statesville is the only city to have a problem with flying the American flag.
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