JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (WTHR) – A motorcycle trader accepted social media after the city of Jacksonville quoted the store for flying military flags in its building.
A manager at Jaguar Power Sports who introduced himself as Sean. wrote a video on his Facebook page and said a city employee stopped at the store to post a quote.
"That's right, we just got a ticket in the city of Jacksonville ̵
There are several military bases in and around Jacksonville.
The manager went on to say the city employee who had issued the quote Melinda Power was also disrespectful to the customers in the dealership. Sean said a military veteran who had been injured in combat questioned Power when she wrote the quote.
"She says to him, in the store: You did not do anything for our country." Www.mjfriendship.de/de/index.php?op…39&Itemid=32 He gave him an ultimatum regarding the flags: they put her down or go to court.
The video has more than 3 million views and has been shared hundreds of thousands of times.
Once the city has the wind of the video and The quote, the mayor's chief of staff published this statement, according to the NBC subsidiary First Coast News:
The store issued a warning, and was not punished. Warnings are issued to give owners information about a potential violation and corrective action.
Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry responded to the situation on Twitter saying that the city had dropped the quotes and he was in contact with the business.
. 1 I've instructed city personnel to treat military flags like US flags. Let her fly. I have contacted the business owner and will review the employee procedures. COJ employees expect them to respect our customers – you, the people of Jacksonville.
– Lenny Curry (@Lennycurry) April 16, 2018
2. We support our military and veterans, and we value companies that honor their service.
– Lenny Curry (@lennycurry) April 16, 2018
The store later posted another video on its Facebook page positive response. Another manager, identified as Marcy, also confirmed that the city would not get the dealer to lower the flags.