Editor: Look what happens when YOU stand up for your rights.
The American flag should always be upheld as our national symbol.
No matter what meeting is taking place.
Good. I sure hate to think I couldn't eat there anymore.
But I will wear a flag or take one the next time I go! You know, just for looks. Right!
Olive Garden apologizes to Kiwanis Club
Posted: Oct 12, 2011 10:18 PM EDT
Updated: Oct 12, 2011 10:18 PM EDT
By Christy Hutchings - emailOXFORD, AL (WBRC) - Olive Garden apologizes for refusing to allow 80-year-old Marti Warren bring an American flag into their restaurant during her Kiwanis Club award banquet last week.
Olive Garden issued this statement: "We are very sorry for any misunderstanding about this issue. We do not have a policy at Olive Garden concerning bringing the American flag into our restaurants. Some members of our team were misinformed about company policy by our corporate office. As a company, we take responsibility for that and we regret it. We take pride in how we communicate to our restaurants and we are correcting this so it doesn't happen again. Like all Americans, we have nothing but the utmost respect and admiration for the American flag and everything it symbolizes, and we welcome anyone who wishes to bring the flag into our restaurants. In fact, we periodically provide American flag collar pins to our employees to wear while serving guests."