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2 years 6 weeks ago, 6:55 PM

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We all have a Lowes near us, go check and raise a stink.

Lowe's is now selling American Flag doormats. As Memorial day and 4th of July is approaching, many stores are trying to increase their profits. Needless to say, the selling of American Flag doormats has many Veterans upset. Veterans feel that they fought for the American Flag,
many losing their lives, and many permanently injured for the freedoms that the American Flag represents, yet Lowe's is now selling the American Flag as a doormat, " something to be walked on, and something to wipe your feet on", as one veteran put it. "Are they slapping
our faces or what", asked another veteran.

The V.F.W, the American Legion, and several other organizations was immediately contacted. A veteran with 33 years in the U.S. Navy, had gone to Lowe's to buy $300.00 worth of lumber to build a fence, but when he saw the American Flag doormat, he flipped out, made Lowe's take back the lumber and refund his money. Several others walked out of the store.

At the Lowe's in N. Charleston, SC, the manager took all the doormats off of display because of complaints and called Lowe's headquarters to report the consumer's and veterans complaints.

Those who grew up respecting the American Flag, and those who fought to defend it, would never let the American Flag touch the ground, much less use it as a doormat, to walk on or wipe your feet on it!

Most likely these doormats are made in China, but they are distributed by:

Mohawk Home
3032 Sugar Valley Rd., NW
Sugar Valley, Georgia 30746

Please pass this on to as many people you can. Some of us still respect and love America and our Flag, and what it represents.

2 years 6 weeks ago, 8:40 PM

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I went to Lowes online,searched for floor mats...nothing.Then i went to google Mohawk homes and got their web site.On their home page they had this apology.Here is the link. http://www.mohawkhome.com/uploadedFiles/MohawkHome_PatrioticFloorMats_05... I think they realized their error.

the other day i went to a Post office,upon leaving i saw the American flag was fouled,i went over to the pole,lowered the flag and cut a strand off that had fouled the flag(it was weathered a bit more than i like to see them but some people fly them that way as a statement) after i unfucked the flag,i hoisted it back up,good to go.

i tried being reasonable,i didn't like it, NRA LIFE MEMBER,USMC VETERAN
2 years 6 weeks ago, 12:09 AM

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Thank you LBC

You are a Patriot and an excellent citizen of this Republic....

2 years 5 weeks ago, 9:00 AM

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I think I'm going to stop in there and make sure my local Lowes hasn't perpetrated this particular flag foul this weekend. If they have, I've got the next 9 days of vacation to raise hell.

2 years 5 weeks ago, 9:46 AM

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My Guess is that----

at least 80% of PATRIOTIC US-ers are unaware that there is a US Flag Code. It is written into the US Code at Public Law 77-623, BUT it is never enforced. Proper respect for the symbol of this magnificent country, is abused everyday. This doormat fiasco is just another reflection of the "lack of consciousness" in favor of the profit motive.

I have notified my local Lowes management, and they seemed genuinely concerned [this is a major home to many thousands of military retirees, and two very large USAF bases]. I have not seen the doormats for sale, as of recently.

Too old to fight, Too old to run, guess that's why I carry a gun! "would someone show this asshole the way out of town".[Rabbi Avram Belinski-aka "The Frisco Kid"]
2 years 5 weeks ago, 10:20 AM

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It's not enforced because there are no penalties that can be imposed. The supreme court has also restricted the enforcement of flag laws. We vets need to lead from the front and teach the proper respect.

2 years 5 weeks ago, 10:35 AM

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If I knew your address I'd send you a bottle of GOOD scootch!!!! Thank You.

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2 years 5 weeks ago, 10:37 AM

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not scootch scotch

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