Saturday, May 7, 2011

Hotel's Broken Flagpole Not Meant to Honor bin Laden

6 May 2011

Ohio hotel: Half-staff US flag not mourning bin Laden

An Ohio hotel has been fending off angry phone calls because a broken rope on its flagpole led some to think the business was mourning the death of Osama bin Laden.

The rope left the U.S. flag stuck at half-staff outside a Hampton Inn in Springfield in western Ohio two days before bin Laden was killed, its assistant general manager Connie Smith told

However, people started noticing the flag and assuming its position was in honor of bin Laden on Tuesday. [...]

Springfield News-Sun [OH]
5 May 2011

Hotel's broken flagpole not meant to honor bin Laden

By Andrew McGinn, Staff Writer