Food Lion reverses policy after telling American veteran to remove US flag face, will now allow it

HAVELOCK, NC – Grocery store chain Food Lion is changing its policy, as an Air Force veteran quit his job in Havelock, North Carolina.Gary Dean, 69, gave up what he saw as anti-American policy. After doing this for months, Dean was told that he could no longer wear the face of his American flag.

The managers told them that the corporates were enforcing their rule that the face covering could not be a writing, symbol or symbol on them. This meant that Stars and Stripes were against the company’s dress code.”As a veteran, my father being a World War II hero, my best friend killed in Vietnam, without respect for him I just can’t say no, I’ll take my flag and put it in my pocket, “Dean explained. “I had to leave, out of principle.”

Which was earlier this week. Food Lion also initially issued a statement defending its policy.

Although Dean’s story made its rounds across the country on Friday, Food Lion changed its tune.

The company said in a social media post, “As long as we continue to maintain our uniform standards for wearing uniforms without our writing, insignia or insignia, we will allow associates to wear masks with the American flag.” “

It is unclear whether Dean will return to his job at Havelock after this policy change.

Editor’s Note: The video in this article is from an early story and has not been updated to reflect policy changes.

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