American Flags are being deliberately flown upside down in a number of different places. One Altoona Businessman says that for him, there is a clear, post election message behind the way he flies his flag.
At the busy intersection of Broad Avenue and 30th Street, the American flag on display outside of an automotive shop has been flying upside down for the last week. The owner has been deliberately flying his American Flag upside down to deliver a specific message. He believes this Country is in distress and wants to call attention to the problem.
While this flag is meant to call attention to the state of this nation and its economy, the use of the American flag as a protest tool bothers some neighbors. One called the display distasteful and disrespectful
Similar reports of American flags flown deliberately upside down have been coming in from around the country. The protesters want to make the point that they believe this Country is in distress. But the point of their protesting may be lost on some people who say they respect the flag.
A number of veterans argue the American flag should not be used as a symbol of protest. National reports indicate that the number of people flying the American flag upside down has been on the increase since election day last week.