This is pretty sad…..We have flown these flags on our flagpole, in addition to the American Flag, for at least 10 years and today we were told by the City of Marietta that we were breaking a code and were forced to take them down. We would like to apologize to our military and veteran patrons….
It appears the venerable establishment has been required to remove two flags indoors. One is the traditonal POW/MIA flag. The other says “We Support Our Troops”.
Williamson Brothers, like many BBQ restaurants, is a rather political and patriotic place. Marietta is…Marietta.
Marietta City Hall’s phone number is 770-794-5530. You may want to give them a call and let them know how you feel. Just remember that if you do, the person answering the phone didn’t make the decision. Be firm but polite.
UPDATED: You’ll see the City’s response in the comments, which they were kind enough to log in and post directly here. As I was updating the headline, I also received a very polite call back from the City to answer any additional questions I may have. The situation seems fully resolved, and I will note and appreciate the quick response from the city to make this situation right.