Veterans Call for Flags to Fly Upside Down – YNN, Your News Now

War veterans are asking Americans across the country to fly their flags upside down this Fourth of July weekend. They say it’s a sign of distress and a protest against the Veterans Administration.

By: Mike Hedeen

 

A small group of veterans picketed outside the Canandaigua VA Hospital Wednesday afternoon. They were protesting the closing of VA hospitals across the country. They say those that aren’t closing are being sold off or leased to outside interests, depriving veterans the treatment they have earned.

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RPREVOLU (Photo credit: GunnyG1345)

Displaying the American flag upside down, however, is considered by some to be disrespectful.

“We’re not disgracing the flag but telling the public be on the alert,” said Gene Simes, a U.S. Marine Corps veteran. “This is a distress call.”

Veterans Call for Flags to Fly Upside Down

The vets believe their message is not being received. They’ve called on Congress to do more. Representative Eric Massa (D-Corning), a veteran himself, says this Congress and the Obama administration has done more for veterans in the past six months than ever before.

“Billions of dollars of an increase,” Massa said. “The largest single increase in the history of the VA including tens of millions of dollars not only for Canandaigua, for Bath in the stimulus bill.”

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via Veterans Call for Flags to Fly Upside Down – YNN, Your News Now.

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10 Responses to Veterans Call for Flags to Fly Upside Down – YNN, Your News Now

  1. upaces88 says:

    Actually, this is a GREAT IDEA for all of us to do. PLEASE REMEMBER THIS ARTICLE AND RUN IT AGAIN RIGHT BEFORE JULY 4.

    We will work hard to make the article viral and maybe we can get a lot of people to fly their flags upside down on July 4!

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