Are American flag doormats unpatriotic?
One local veteran wants a local hardware chain to stop selling doormats with the American flag on them. He believes the mats are disrespectful to the flag that he and many others have fought to defend.
As of 5 p.m. Wednesday evening, the doormats have been removed from the sales floor at the Lake St. Louis location of Lowe’s.
As of around 7 p.m., they were still available at other locations, such as Wentzville and St. Peters.
For one local veteran, doormats with the image of Old Glory on them literally violate the old saying, “Don’t tread on me.”
John F. Kelly and his family are no strangers to the United States military.
“I’m a Vietnam vet. My father was a former aviator in World War II. So it runs deep. My son is in the Coast Guard presently,” said John.
John strolled into a Lowe’s hardware store near his home in Lake St. Louis, he saw a Memorial Day display that contained doormats with images of the American flag on them, and immediately objected.
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