A Camping World location in Statesville, N.C., is embroiled in a major controversy after being told by the city to remove their American flag due to its size.
Sinclair Boradcst Group reported that Statesville is suing Camping World for allegedly violating regulations that state a flag which is 100 feet from the highway can’t be more than 25 feet by 40 feet. According to a lawsuit, the city gave Camping World an exemption to the rule, but the exemption wasn’t the size Camping World desired.
“This is about more than just the flag. This is about our veterans, military, and the men and women that have sacrificed for this great country. They are the reason we fly the flag and they are the reason we will bot take it down,” Camping World said in a Facebook post that has been shared over 5,000 times.
Camping World faces fines of up to $50 a day retroactive to Oct. 15, 2018.
“I don’t care if it goes to $500 a day. It’s not coming down,” said Marcus Lemonis, CEO and chairman of Camping World and Gander RV. “My family has been car dealers since the 1960s, and our key trademark was always flying our flag in our dealership in south Florida.”
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