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CPS Removes Tattered American Flag That Offended Veterans

(CBS) – The Chicago Public Schools system has responded to some veterans who were upset about the say a school was displaying the American flag.

Ed Marshall, a World War II veteran who lives next door to the Ruben Salazar Bilingual Center on the Near North Side, told WBBM Newsradio earlier this week the school had kept a ragged flag flying at half-mast for the past five months.

Marshall says another resident has asked the school repeatedly to replace the flag with one that's not torn, but nothing happened. Until now.

A CPS spokesman tells WBBM the flag has now been taken down "because it was not in proper condition."

CPS says it will replace the flag as soon as possible.


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