Mayor: NP City Vehicles Free to Fly Old Glory

Posted 9 months ago

By Scott Carlson

Mayor Dwight Livingston

Mayor Dwight Livingston

As reports of the City of North Platte ordering that American flags be removed from all city vehicles circulate through the city, the mayor says the tale is no more than a rumor.

The Post was contacted by a concerned citizen who had heard that Mayor Dwight Livingston had issued a directive to remove the American flag from all city vehicles, including North Platte Police and Fire vehicles.

According to Mayor Livingston, “This isn’t true.”

Mayor Livingston said he believes the rumor started with a call to City Hall yesterday morning.

“We received a report that a flag on one of the city’s wood chippers was tattered,” Livingston said.  “I contacted the Supervisor of that department and asked him to replace the flag with a new one.”

Livingston added that a directive to remove the American flag would never be issued by him as long as the flags are flown appropriately.

He said the Fire Department installed flags on their vehicles following 9/11, and other city departments have followed their lead.


  • emily

    Someone will always be there to stir the pot.

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  • http://dandringle.com/ Joe Nasty

    That’s RIGHT. God Bless America!

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  • Progressive1

    Flag worship is idolatry.

    I am amused at the Christians who worship the flag and the many rules and regulations surrounding the proper display of flags. It is like a cult form of worship.

    They pledge to it like it is holy, yet it is just cloth made in China.

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    • big bad

      its not the flag its self that means so much . its what the flag means . if u cant respect the flag move I am sure Russia could use another idiot

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      • Progressive1

        Why dont you move to russia? Republicans love putin and I am sure their next nominee they choose will be just like him. And the russians love their flag too!

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    • Emerson

      It is because of what that flag means, that you and I have the freedom to worship without persecution from government.

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      • Progressive1

        The founding fathers never pledged their allegiance to the flag.

        The pledge and the national anthum was adopted in the 1930s.

        The first pledge of allegiance to the flag actually involved giving the Naz! salute.

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        • c69101

          Let me guess, you just got back from Colorado on a “smoke out”! Is that the reason for your spelling problems?

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    • c69101

      Progressive=Commie!

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      • Progressive1

        You are the real commie, Republicans like you are no different than Russians.

        Both invade countries over false pretenses.

        Go ahead and pray your repetitive prayer to whatever flag they put in front of you. You are true scum.

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        • c69101

          No really, you progressives “are” commies! You should find some old soviet union music to march around to. Gun control, people control, disinformation, and insulting the flag of the country that so many fought and died for! You are covering all the commie bases wonderfully! Keep up the good work, comrade!

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  • TonyL

    Progressive if you don’t like it, GET OUT!!!

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    • Progressive1

      You leave, there are many countries that make their flag ‘holy’ just like this one.

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      • c69101

        You are in the wrong state also tinker bell! California beckons you!

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  • Doug G

    I Stand for the flag and respect it for which it stands. But in my America you have the freedom to voice your opinion as I have mine. We may not always agree. That is our right.

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