Upside-down flag irks neighbors

Nov. 14, 2012 at 2:14 PM

PALM BAY, Fla., Nov. 14 (UPI) -- Residents of a Florida neighborhood are complaining about a U.S. flag being flown upside-down at a Palm Bay home.

Palm Bay residents Shirley and Thomas Moore said they were shocked to see the flag upside-down outside of a neighbor's home during the Veteran's Day weekend, Florida Today reported Wednesday.

"We served for the right of people to express themselves," said Thomas Moore, 62, a Navy veteran.

Moore said he disagreed with the gesture.

"It is a disrespect to the flag," he said.

Florida Today said the residents of the home did not respond to calls for comment, but a notice posted on the door explains the inverted flag is a sign of distress.

"As a result of the many traitors and enemies we as a free people have, both foreign and domestic, as a result of unconstitutional acts, legislation and atrocities passed and/or committed against the US citizens and their life, liberty and property, and as a result of policies that have allowed (and continues to allow) enemies of this nation to enter in large numbers through porous border policy, I believe the life, liberty and property of U.S. citizens are in dire danger and distress," the sign read.

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