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The Pavilion Takes Down The American Flag

After a few complaints about how the American flag on the marquee was being mistreated, management took Old Glory off its pole.

In an unceremonious way, management took down the American Flag, , rolled it up into a ball and put it in a plastic bag.

After two weeks of incessant complaints from one man, Jim Rallis, a neighborhood resident and a retired captain of the FDNY’s Ladder Company 122, the theatre finally took it down on Sunday.

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 E-mail.

He also mentioned that the flag touched the ground multiple times, another violation of US Flag Code.

“What a Disgrace of an operation!!!” Rallis wrote.

There many be other flags that are not treated with the upmost respect and proper etiquette, but proximity is the issue at hand here, on Prospect Park West between 14th and 15th Streets, and is why this flag, some say, must be treated properly.

The small section of road where The Pavilion stands was renamed “” after LCpl. Julian T. Brennan, who lived on this street and , on January 24, 2009, after his Humvee ran over a roadside bomb. He died instantly. He was 25. 

Julian’s father, Bill, said how The Pavilion has been treating the flag is a disgrace.

“It’s callous indifference to the veterans who that area is named after, my son included, and others,” Bill said, who still lives in Park Slope with his wife. “And it shows disregard for living veterans.”

Bill said the business needs to be responsible for how their flag is being treated and he is glad to hear that they took it down.

But still, he asked:

“Why have a flag if you’re going to show callous indifference to it?” 

jon coine March 12, 2012 at 03:24 PM
Rick sanchez you are a douche. Atleast someone did something instead of being a little Puss and posting in comments section.
rick sanchez March 12, 2012 at 03:47 PM
so jon, were you the one who 'did something' about the pavilion's sickening treatment of the flag? perhaps by posting a comment here? . . .
Zerubabel Priest March 12, 2012 at 05:42 PM
If my business was flying the flag, I would have taken it down today for very different reasons. The heartless killing of 16 innocent children, women and men by a Military soldier in Afghanistan today is just the latest example of how morally defunct our Military has become in recent years and is just the latest in a series of horrifying and sinful events that have been conducted by members of the Military. Instead of worrying about the treatment of a piece of cloth, how about worrying about the conduct of those who fight under its banner and protecting the values we have long ago abandoned in the Military and here in the USA.
sharkslope March 13, 2012 at 02:25 AM
If the flag is a piece of cloth than you must be a piece of s**t.
Parksloper March 13, 2012 at 04:00 PM
I bet you couldn't wait to post that attack against our military and flag. I'm quite sure you were silent when those savages murdered our courageous soldiers over a worthless book. All of our great men and women in uniform have performed tremendous acts throughout history with one being giving ignoramuses like yourself the freedom to express yourself.

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