Flags will not be flying below half-mast in Dent County to “mourn” the legalization of same-sex marriage, after all.
The Dent County Commission had voted on Monday to lower the flags at county facilities once a month for the next year in response to last month’s U.S. Supreme Court ruling. Since then it heard from veterans and veterans groups who objected to such action, and learned that such an action would not be proper flag etiquette, and its members voted today to rescind that order.
The commission apologized for using the flag in a way that disrespected people who have served the state and nation.
Earlier story: Missouri county’s executives vote to lower flags to mourn same-sex legalization