A wounded Marine veteran who owns a bar and grill in Florida is fighting a city ordinance that calls for him to remove military flags from in front of his establishment, or face a $300-a-day fine.
MyFoxOrlando.com reports that Eddie Colosimo, who owns Bikers for First Amendments Rights, a non-profit that helps support military veterans in Holly Hill,, near Orlando, was informed that the flags violate new city codes that were passed in March.
“You’re going to tell me that I can’t honor them… show respect for them?” Colosimo told the station. “I’m sorry; bring your handcuffs. I’ll go to jail. I don’t care.”
The law requires businesses to apply for a permit to display temporary signs or banners on their property, excluding the American flag, state flags or POW flags. He has flags for the Navy, Air Force and Marines.
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