Caltrans removes Brunswick flag | TheUnion.com
YOUR AD HERE »

Caltrans removes Brunswick flag

John HartOn Wednesday, Caltrans removed the American flag David Miles hung from the Brunswick Road overpass soon after Sept. 11.
ALL | GrassValleyArchive

David Miles’ plan to ceremoniously remove his American flag from the Brunswick Road overpass flapped away Wednesday.

Caltrans, in response to a federal court ruling, did it for him.



“We sure hoped they could have held the buses a couple days. We were going to give it a proper send-off,” the Grass Valley man said.




Miles had planned to remove the flag Friday and invite veterans, military personnel and elected officials.

But Caltrans spokesman Mark Dinger notified Miles that the flag was taken down respectfully, folded and stored at the agency’s Gold Flat Road garage for his retrieval.

Caltrans is removing flags and banners across the state after a San Jose judge ruled last month that allowing flags and excluding banners – as Caltrans did after the Sept. 11 attacks – was unlawful.

The ruling came after a Santa Cruz peace group was prohibited from hanging a banner.

Caltrans also stopped a Nevada County woman from hanging a banner showing a heart and peace sign.


Support Local Journalism


Support Local Journalism

Readers around Grass Valley and Nevada County make The Union’s work possible. Your financial contribution supports our efforts to deliver quality, locally relevant journalism.

Now more than ever, your support is critical to help us keep our community informed about the evolving coronavirus pandemic and the impact it is having locally. Every contribution, however large or small, will make a difference.

Your donation will help us continue to cover COVID-19 and our other vital local news.

 

Start a dialogue, stay on topic and be civil.
If you don't follow the rules, your comment may be deleted.

User Legend: iconModerator iconTrusted User