A hotel employee at the Casa Monica Hotel in St. Augustine, Florida was fired for wearing an American flag pin to work. He was told to take it off in accordance with hotel policy which bans “buttons, badges, pins or insignias of any kind.”
When the employee, Sean May, took a stand and refused to take the pin off, he was sent home, and later fired. The hotel is in St. John’s County, home to more than 20,000 veterans.
There is considerable anger towards the hotel management for not being able to discern between any other pin and our nation’s flag. One veteran said that someone who takes a stand on behalf of our nation’s flag should be treated as a hero and that the flag pin should be embraced. The hotel’s policy is backwards.
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Then there is the case of the man fired by Home Depot for wearing a flag pin with “One nation under God, indivisible” stamped on it. The management didn’t say anything for a year until he brought his bible with him. The pin became the issue suddenly. In this case, the management said they want to respect everyone’s beliefs.