Gadsden Flag

NY Town Confiscates Gadsden Flag From Veterans Group, Claiming ‘Tea Party’ Ties

by TIMOTHY WHITEMAN,  |  published on April 12, 2013

“A wonderful way to show our gratitude for the sacrifices that members of our Armed Forces make to keep us free…”

The City Council of New Rochelle, NY has ordered the Revolutionary War’s Gadsden Flag to be removed from its flagpole and confiscated from a patriotic veteran’s group, as reported by the Sacramento Bee on April 8, 2013.

The conservative-leaning Thomas More Law Center has been retained by New Rochelle resident and former U.S. Marine Peter Parente, who is also the president of the United Veterans Memorial & Patriotic Association of New Rochelle, New York (UVMPA-NR).

As reported, Parente unfurled both the current American Flag above the Gadsden Flag, popularly known as the “Don’t Tread on Me” flag, at the city’s historic New Rochelle Armory.

New Rochelle chartered the UVMPA to formally conduct various services to honor veterans and also to provide care of memorials and monuments throughout the New York City suburb.

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