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Flag Dispute Sparks Veteran Angst at City Leaders

KELLOGG, Idaho (AP) - A dispute between veterans and leaders in Kellogg over flagpole   etiquette has escalated into a drive to recall the mayor and six city council members.

The veterans' frustration centers on an empty flagpole at Kellogg's Memorial Park. It once displayed the American flag and a Tree City USA flag.

But commanders of the Silver Valley veterans groups told the city last year that flying both flags was improper and asked to have the Tree City flag removed.

Instead, the Spokesman-Review reports the city removed the American flag, dug up the 50-year-old war memorial and moved it to a newer veterans park.

Last week, a group of veterans filed recall petitions targeting the Mayor and council and has 75 days to collect signatures to validate the petitions.

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