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Our Flag-a doormat!

Discussion in 'Off Topic Threads' started by ctreay, Jun 26, 2012.

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  1. ctreay

    ctreay Member

    Jan 29, 1998
    Northern New York
    To all Concerned........

    Lowe's is now selling American Flag doormats. As the 4th of July is approaching, many stores are trying to increase their profits. Needless to say, the selling of American Flag doormats has many Veterans upset. Veterans feel that they fought for the American Flag, many losing their lives, and many permanently injured for the freedoms that the American Flag represents, yet Lowe's is now selling the American Flag as a doormat, " something to be walked on, and something to wipe your feet on", as one veteran put it. "Are they slapping our faces or what", asked another veteran.

    The V.F.W, the American Legion, and several other organizations was immediately contacted. A veteran with 33 years in the U.S. Navy, had gone to Lowe's to buy $300.00 worth of lumber to build a fence, but when he saw the American Flag doormat, he flipped out, made Lowe's take back the lumber and refund his money. Several others walked out of the store.

    At the Lowe's in N. Charleston, SC, the manager took all the doormats off of display because of complaints and called Lowe's headquarters to report the consumer's and veterans complaints.

    Those who grew up respecting the American Flag, and those who fought to defend it, would never let the American Flag touch the ground, much less use it as a doormat, to walk on or wipe your feet on it!

    Most likely these doormats are made in China, but they are distributed by:

    Mohawk Home

    3032 Sugar Valley Rd., NW

    Sugar Valley, Georgia 30746
  2. Brian in Oregon

    Brian in Oregon Well-Known Member

    Jan 29, 1998
    Deplorable Bitter Clinger in Liberal La La Land


    This is the doormat in question.

    And it is not made in China, but in the USA.

    Even so, it is close enough to the flag that Lowes has had a lot of complaints.

    Apparently Lowes has not pulled it (though others who have made actual flag doormats have).

    Lowes statement:

    <i> Lowe's has a longstanding history of commitment and support to our country and to the men and women who have served in the military. The company was founded on the heels of World War II by a veteran and Lowe's is recognized as one of the Top 100 Military Friendly Employers in the U.S.; currently providing jobs for more than 14,000 veterans.

    We try to offer a variety of products that allow customers to express their personal pride, patriotism and love for our country. Lowe's offers home decorations, including mats, with red, white and blue designs, but none of these mats have the actual image of the U.S. flag. We apologize if the designs were misinterpreted or our intentions were misunderstood. We meant no disrespect.</i>

    The doormat no longer shows on the Lowes website.

    Also note that Big Lots was selling a flag or flag based doormat as well, and pulled it last May.
  3. SirMissalott

    SirMissalott Active Member

    Mar 29, 2006
    Our president bought the first one and paid for it with Union $$$
  4. likes-to-shoot

    likes-to-shoot Well-Known Member

    Oct 6, 2006
    Now that is a stupid comment!!
  5. Two Dogs

    Two Dogs Well-Known Member

    Jan 29, 1998
    That is not a US flag.
  6. WS-1

    WS-1 Banned User Banned

    Oct 28, 2009
    Yah! and Barack Obama is not a liar.
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