Brickbat: Honoring Those Who Serve


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Jacksonville, Florida, code enforcement officer Melinda Power posted an apology on Facebook for being "unprofessional and disrespectful" while issuing a warning to a local business for flying military flags. According to staff at Jaguar Power Sports, Power issued the firm a warning for flying the flags of the different branches of the U.S. military on the roof and told them they could be prosecuted if the flags weren't removed. A customer who is a veteran overheard her remarks and told her he almost lost his life serving in the military. "She gets in his face this close and says, 'You did nothing for this country,'" store employee Katie Klasse said. Power said she remembered the incident differently but apologized. She later removed the apology.