Viewers Voice: Confederate flag on MLK Day
A Bonita Springs resident chose to mark Martin Luther King Jr. Day and the second inauguration of the nation's first black president - by flying a Confederate flag. Video by fox4now.comvideo
BONITA SPRINGS, Fla. - A Bonita Springs resident chose to mark Martin Luther King Jr. Day and the second inauguration of the nation's first black president - by flying a Confederate flag.
"What message are we sending?," a viewer wrote to Fox 4. "This is embarrassing and inappropriate."
Fox 4 was alerted to the Confederate flag, attached to a mailbox near the street, at a home on Rue De Paix Drive.
Several neighbors say they have never seen the flag flying at the home before Monday, which happens to be Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
John from Fort Myers: "I believe the flag should be flown wherever anybody wants it to be flown and the true history behind the flag should be told to the American public."
Marianne from Fort Myers :"it's as disrespectful as neo-natzi's having a parade on a Jewish holiday."
Curt From Cape Coral: "It's a vision so it's not hurting anybody, so I think they should be able to fly the flag."
Joey from Fort Myers: "It's like you're egging people on and like you're proud of what happened back then and in the past. We should all try to look forward."