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The next stop for a veteran who manages a kiddie train and an Oregon mall may be in the unemployment line the reason.
He's using an American flag to decorate the train car that he drives.
The writers like to see it but the mall wants it taken down calling old glory unapproved.
Visual an unapproved visual.
But the vet says he would rather lose his job and bowed to the pressure Trace Gallagher has more -- out West Coast injured Trace.
That that's named Megan is Thomas Phelps and he's the one that runs that -- train -- the -- in this mall just outside.
Of Portland or again.
And the deal is is that he puts the train up there as a tribute to not only himself as a former veteran but other veterans firefighters and police officers who put their lives on the line every single day but.
He got a letter from the mall management saying you have to take the -- down because it's against policy.
And as you said -- and they call it.
-- approved visuals -- Thomas Phelps says he doesn't get it nobody ever complain so he respectfully told the mall.
I'm not doing it I'm not taken it down listen.
Why would anybody anybody.
Not want to see our flag display it I may be fired -- may be throwing out the mall.
But I am not -- -- I hope that people rally around this really do certain things that you know people should just stop and say it's wrong.
It all right and in this thing was on the local news on all the stations and people were for the most part outraged including people at the mall like this woman listened.
And sometimes when you bucked authority and meg in you end up on the winning side the moll has now released this statement and I'm quoting here.
We can see how many were offended it was never the intent to offend or show any disrespect.
The US flag will remain displayed.
-- -- train.
And in other locations within the ball Thomas -- spot Thomas Phelps -- the train goes on the flags days.
And the kids live happily ever.
-- can't way to -- Thomas.
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