- Post 07 September 2012
- By Benny Johnson | TheBlaze.com
The University of Iowa is now denying a large American flag was mishandled ahead of an Obama campaign stop on campus, after previously apologizing and removing a photo of the flag laying on the grass.
“There was no violations of flag etiquette,” University of Iowa spokesman Tom Moore told TheBlaze. When asked if placing the flag on the ground was standard procedure, Moore replied, “Yes, there was a protective plastic sheet under the flag and a frame so despite the appearances of the photo, the flag was not touching the ground.”
But that still could be an issue. According to U.S. flag code, the national colors should never touch ”anything beneath it, such as the ground, the floor, water, or merchandise.” When asked about this violation, Moore insisted that “this is the protocol this crew follows all the time.” ... continues...