Residents upset after flags flown full staff, businesses say it was 'an oversight'

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by KMOV.com Staff

KMOV.com

Posted on December 17, 2012 at 9:54 PM

Updated Monday, Dec 17 at 10:20 PM

ST. LOUIS (KMOV.com) -- News 4 has been hearing a lot of complaints about American flags in the St. Louis area flying at full staff despite President Barack Obama’s order that flags be flown at half staff in the wake of the Newtown, Connecticut shooting.

News 4 crews went through downtown Monday and saw several flags being flown at full staff. When we went in and asked business owners about it, they all had the same reply.

Owners said it was simply an oversight and they meant no disrespect. Many said they were glad we brought it to their attention and corrected the oversight.

Still, residents are upset over the issue, and many are calling the absentmindedness disrespectful. 

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