Mayor Hillary Schieve, however, said she knew nothing about the U.S. flag not being flown. She posted the following statement on her Facebook page.
I was alerted tonight that the US flag was not flying over City Hall. I can most certainly see why people would be offended or upset. I did not order that the American flag be taken down. I have asked that the flag be put back immediately!
It was certainly not the city’s intention to be disrespectful and never should have happened. I will take full responsibility since I represent this city.
I have family members who have served and I know the importance of the ultimate sacrifice they have made for our country. I am very proud to be an American and we should always support our troops and veterans no matter what. I too am offended and there is no excuse for this.
Those who have served deserve the highest respect for their service. My sincerest apologies!!!