There’s usually six American flags on top of City Hall in Philadelphia. They were removed during the week of the DNC. The flags were taken down for safety reasons and used in the DNC itself.
It rained pretty good for a few of the nights during the convention, so city officials had the flags taken down from the top of City Hall in Philadelphia. The reason isn’t a bad one though. Each time the flags are supposed to be flown at half staff, it requires a roofer to scale the elaborate structure of City Hall and literally go up to the flag and lower them by hand.
Since it was raining pretty hard for some of the nights, the city officials ordered the flags to be removed.
The flags were still flown, but they were used somewhere else. Where they ended up is hilarious.
Since the DNC barely had any flags in it’s repertoire of decorations, the flags from City Hall were sent over to the DNC.
The sad part is that the DNC didn’t have flags of their own. There’s someone running for President of the United States of America and they don’t have any flags?
PHILADELPHIA — The six flag poles on top of the Philadelphia City Hall are bare Thursday morning. One city official who asked not to be named told The Daily Caller that the U.S flags typically atop the City Hall flagpoles have been moved to the Democratic National Convention stage.
Lauren Hitt, communications director for the City of Philadelphia, told TheDC that the flags were taken down for “safety reasons.”
“We took them down for safety reasons. Every time we needed to lower them to half-staff, we needed to get a roofer down here who would then have to use 2 ladders to get to where the flags were. Given the thunderstorms, expected flash floods and extreme heat we’ve experienced this week, we didn’t feel it was safe,” she said.
Hard to disagree with that. That part is fine. It’s just hilarious that we had to give the DNC flags because they didn’t care to bring their own.
Hillary and Bernie trying to run for President, but don’t even show up with American flags.
Good job, Democrats.