Town Swaps POW/MIA Banner For Pride Flag, Causing Anger

  • Residents of a Buffalo, N.Y., suburb were outraged after they noticed a Pride flag had seemingly replaced the POW/MIA banner that has long flown high above the town hall.
  • Hamburg, New York’s Coalition for Equity and Inclusion raised the Pride flag at the building on Friday to mark the beginning of Pride month. That flag replaced a POW/MIA flag, prompting one member of the town board to note her disapproval on Facebook, WGRZ reported.
  • “I am alarmed and saddened to learn that the POW/MIA flag that flew with our American flag at Town Hall was removed yesterday to fly another flag,” Beth Farrell wrote. “There were other ways that the Pride flag could have been displayed without showing disrespect to our Veterans, POW, and MIA. Creating unnecessary controversy involving our veterans and the Pride flag could and should have been avoided.”
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