AL GOP Gov. Denies Soldier’s Request For State Flag

AL GOP Gov. Denies Soldier’s Request For State Flag

Newly minted Alabama Governor Robert Bentley denied the request of an Afghanistan-based US soldier from Alabama for a state flag that could be flown over his camp. Bentley’s office said that “the governor’s office does give state flags to the next of kin of Alabamians who die while serving in the U.S. armed forces, but cannot afford to give flags to other people.”

In the face of the bad PR, the Governor’s office reversed course and will now send the flag.

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