They Said That An American Flag On The Back Of Firefighting Trucks Look Too Similar Like ISIS Propaganda
Fred Gralinski of the Central Coventry Fire District did a shocking comparison at a board meeting just recently. He reportedly told firefighters in Rhode Island that they should not fly the American flag from their trucks because it looks like an ISIS flying its black flag while riding around in Iraq or Syria.
“They look like a bunch of yahoos. Like in the paper, like ISIS in Syria going to take over a city. I don’t think they need that big flag on the back of the truck. That’s not America to me. Those are a bunch of terrorists. So, I’m going to ask you to take the flag off that truck.” – Gralinski said at the board meeting.
Gralinski later recanted his words and apologized.
The firefighters union president said that its members are deeply disturbed by the request.
Apparently, new policy requires firefighters to get approval before placing patriotic decals on trucks.