When you see what these Fire District officials are demanding of these firefighters and why, your jaw is going to drop wide open.
Do you think that firetrucks with an American flag on them remind you of ISIS conquering a new city? Or do you think that more people should be flying the symbol of freedom in more places in America?
A local official reportedly told firefighters in Rhode Island that they should not fly the American flag from their trucks.
Fred Gralinski of the Central Coventry Fire District bizarrely compared it to ISIS flying its black flag while riding around in Iraq or Syria.
“They look like a bunch of yahoos,” Gralinski said at a board meeting. “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 later said through a spokesman that he chose his words poorly and apologized.