An employee climbed a ladder and took the flag off its pole. "They then placed the flag in a crumbled ball and placed it in a bag and threw it from the marquee," Rallis wrote to Patch in an email. He also mentioned that the flag touched the ground multiple times, another violation of U.S. Flag Code. "What a Disgrace of an operation!!!" Rallis wrote.
This misflown flag was particularly offensive because it fluttered near "Julian Brennan Way," aka Prospect Park West and 15th Street, which was renamed after a 25-year-old Park Sloper killed in Afghanistan in 2009. It was also visible from Bartel-Prichard Square, which memorializes two Brooklynites killed in W.W. I.
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