City Demands Restaurant Remove Fallen Hero Flags, Owner Fights Back


The city says flags honoring fallen police and military heroes violates city ordinance.

Grand Rapids, MI – The owner of a Grand Rapids restaurant is refusing a city demand to take down flags that honor the police and military killed in a line of duty.

Tommy Brann, owner of Brann’s Steakhouse & Grille, flies flags with the names of local police officers and military personnel killed in the line of duty.

Brann, a Republican Michigan state representative, explained that the city of Grand Rapids said the flags were a violation of the city ordinances because he had exceeded the allowed amount of signage, according to the Detroit Free Press.

“The flags and the names of the fallen heroes on the building are not coming down,” Brann told the Detroit Free Press.

Brann said he flies the flags as a tribute to law enforcement and military personnel who were killed while serving their country.

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