Apparently, the city thinks that flags, memorial statues and teddy bears shouldn’t be placed on veterans’ graves. How progressive of them.
From CBS DFW:
The Mineral Wells City Council is reconsidering an ordinance that bans flags from being displayed at the graves of veterans at any time other than two weeks around Memorial Day and Veterans Day.
The ordinance, which was passed last week, includes a host of regulations concerning what can be placed around city graves. Teddy bears and statues must be removed 21 days after the funeral. Mourners cannot place flowers near a gravesite unless they’re in a vase.
The city manager claimed, of course, that they didn’t mean any disrespect but, guess what? It is disrespectful. Veterans served their country and some give their lives in duty to the country and flag and refusing to allow that to be displayed on their graves is not only disrespectful but outrageous as well.