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County Commissioner Under Fire for Shortening Flagpole

(NBC5-TV News) ROCKWALL – Old Glory and the Lone Star Flag are at the center of a heated controversy after a Rockwall County Commissioner admitted to cutting 5 feet off the American flag’s pole at the county’s new Veterans Memorial.

During Tuesday morning’s commissioner’s court meeting, County Commissioner Jerry Wimpee got a verbal slashing from veterans and residents who want the flagpole restored to its original height of 40 feet.

Wimpee said he lowered the pole to 35 feet to match the height of two adjacent flagpoles flying the Texas state flag and the POW flag.

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