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Neighbors outraged over Florida family’s upside down flag

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PALM BAY (FOX 13) -

A Palm Bay family is creating quite a controversy because of the American flag that's planted in front of their home.

It hangs upside down – a sign of protest over election results – and some neighbors aren't too thrilled.

Historically, the measure is a signal of distress, and the family believes the outcome of the election has put the country in distress.

"To do something like that was un-American," said neighbor Shirley Moore.

But for Moore and her husband Thomas, a disabled vet, the sight of the flag flying upside down right across from their street is upsetting.

"That does not present us as a United States of America, to have our flag upside down, and it hurt my feelings because my husband's a veteran," Moore said.

The flag has been upside down since Saturday and has stayed that way even on Veterans Day, something Moore says is downright disrespectful.

"So I feel that a lot of people – grandparents and great grandparents – all fought for this country and that they deserved at least one day of recognition without there having to be something turned upside down," Moore said.

The family that lives there said off camera they don't mean any disrespect – especially to veterans. They said the upside down flag is simply an expression of their disappointment about the election.

They even posted a sign on their door citing Title 36 Chapter 10 of the flag code, which explains the meaning of the flipped flag.

Political views aside, neighbors say the Stars and Stripes should be sacred.

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