It is beginning to look like common sense is a rare superpower in today’s world. That is perfectly evident after what happened to veterans in a popular restaurant. I mean just when you think that the world has reached its capacity of stupidity this happens.
American Legion officers were told that they needed to remove their jackets at a Dave & Buster’s in Michigan because it showed evidence of gang affiliation. Yep, you read that correctly, apparently, the American flag is now being equated to the Hell’s Angels.
Victor Murdock and Adrienne Brown of the American Legion Riders Post 179 stopped for a bite to eat. When the two veterans walked in with their vests on they were told to remove them since the company prohibits evidence of gang affiliation. Spokeswoman April Spearman stated that policy was in place “to ensure that everyone is able to enjoy themselves in a fun and safe environment.”
Military.com has more on the story.
“Though we understand that the American Legion promotes a positive mission, for consistency reasons we cannot allow motorcycle jackets displaying patches or rockers,” she said.
Murdock said he doesn’t see how the policy would apply to American Legion affiliates.
“I get it,” he said. “Everyone has to have a policy to keep the unwanted element out. But an American flag and a bald eagle does not represent a gang element.”
Spearman apologized for the frustration on behalf of the company.
“We are extremely grateful to all of our active military members and veterans and are honored to have them as valued guests in any of our locations,” she wrote. “Our policies are in no way meant to be disrespectful and we apologize for any frustration this may have caused.”
How dare these people say this to our veterans.
Well, if that is how they want to conduct their business that means they have lost mine. When a company can’t determine the difference between the American flag and a gang there are big issues. Veterans have every right to display the flag on their jackets and if they cannot see that well then, good riddance.
I hope you join me in boycotting this place until they reevaluate this stupid “policy”.