A Marine reservist and his girlfriend were driving past a McDonald’s in Glendale, Arizona recently, when they noticed something peculiar about the flag flying outside the restaurant.
It was being flown upside down.
Anybody could have easily kept on driving, and many probably already had.
But Elias Marzeleno wasn’t about to accept what he saw.
Marzeleno told KSAZ-TV that “it was plain disrespect that someone would raise our own nation’s flag upside down.”
He quickly made a u-turn in his vehicle, scanned the area for problems (an upside down flag is a sign if distress), and cut the flag down.
Watch the report below…
The franchise owner, who served in the Marines himself, said the upside down flag was little more than an honest mistake, and he won’t be disciplining anybody over the incident.
He also thought the reservist who cut the flag down over-reacted.
What do you make of the whole ordeal? Did the Marine reservist overreact, or did the franchise owner not react enough?