Upside-down American flag gets attention online

Upside-down American flag gets attention online

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The American flag was flown upside-down briefly in front of a fast-food restaurant in North Georgia. (Credit: Facebook)
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  • The incident happened at a Checkers restaurant in North Georgia.
  • The restaurant manager said it was accidental.

An American flag in front of a fast-food restaurant in North Georgia got a lot of attention this week. But not for the usual reasons.

For a while, the flag was flown upside-down on a pole in front of a Checkers restaurant in Dalton, according to a photo posted and shared on Facebook.

The manager of the Cleveland Highway location said the upside-down Old Glory was an accident.

The flag was taken down Monday in preparation for Tropical Storm Irma’s move through Georgia, Thomas Castrejon told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Thursday.

He said some employees at the restaurant put the flag back up the wrong way Tuesday.

“We got a customer call” that pointed out the error, Castrejon said. “We fixed it.”

He estimated the flag was displayed upside-down for about 10 minutes before the error was corrected.

But some people on Facebook felt the matter was deliberate.

“This was not an accident it was intentional!,” said one user, who posted a photo before the flag display was corrected.

An attempt to reach a Checkers and Rally’s home-office representative for comment Thursday was not successful.

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