In a shocking move to many, the Bakersfield Fire Department, California have decided to remove the USA Flag logo from there uniforms. A spokesperson for the department said "It's not about patriotism, it's about consistency and uniform". Personally I thought having the flag logo on a uniform was all about patriotism, or maybe i'm just old fashioned.
A video about this subject can be viewed at this link - http://www.breitbart.tv/fire-dept-removes-american-flag-from-uniforms-against-firefighters-wishes/ It mnust be emphasised that the change of policy is against the fire personnel wishes, this is a management decision.
The move has spawned furious discussion on the United States First Responders Association Forum - view the thread at http://www.usfra.org/forum/topics/fire-dept-removes-american?commentId=916090%3AComment%3A109421#axzz1IjcpVyYF
It's sad for me to see, little signs of patriotism such as this one by one disappearing. I hope the decision can be reversed and the fire officers can display their flag logo with pride.
If you have any thoughts about this, please leave your comment below, i'd love to see what you have to say on the subject.