7 years, 6 months ago
In Bank of America Removes American Flags Honoring Dead Marine and More on Bank of America Dishonoring the U.S. Marine Corps we covered a Bank of America branch in Gaffney, S.C. whose manager apparently followed corporate policy and removed American flags honoring a funeral procession for fallen Marine Lance Cpl. Chris Fowlkes.
This issue went viral and not only was this topic covered at many web sites and in many discussion forums, but one thing is clear beyond mere lack of patriotism. Bank of America got caught in a lie. They have said that there was a miscommunication in corporate policy that caused a branch worker to remove the flags, but that explanation doesn’t pass muster. It might have been plausible if the branch wasn’t able to explain the reasoning behind it, but the justification for the action was that some of their customers “might be offended.” The corporate communication also equivocates concerning the action itself. It wasn’t merely a branch worker who said that the flags violated corporate policy. It was the branch manager.
Furthermore, The Captain’s Journal had some hard questions for Bank of America in our original article, and after publication of this article, Bank of America network domains from across the country visited this page. We demanded that a full account be given and no company executive has weighed in and given one. They have had the chance to provide more than the lame excuse that they originally gave and have refused. In separate but related news, the Cherokee County Council voted to close their Bank of America accounts.
Finally, we appreciate the attention and links that this article got, including but not limited to:
The Gill Report (archived)