Disabled vet and former Stanley County Schools Janitor Cesar Zakahi was fired by his school district for taking to Facebook and exposing that another employee at the school where he worked had wadded up an American flag and left it sitting on a greasy generator.
After repeatedly finding the American flag in the worst of places, Mr. Zakahi started to take pictures of the disrespect his colleagues were showing Old Glory. His Facebook postings show the flag laying on a greasy generator, and in another, wadded up on a shelf next toilet bowl cleaning supplies.
Mr. Zakahi reports that he was also threatened with a lawsuit by the superintendent for posting the acts of disrespect to the national colors.
Godspeed to Mr. Zakahi and shame on the Superintendent for firing a disabled veteran for reporting acts of disrespect to the American flag. Prior to the Supreme Court holding in U.S. v. Eichman in 1990, acts of disrespect to the flag were so serious that they were subject to a federal criminal statute which, “imposed a fine and/or up to I year in prison for knowingly mutilating, defacing, physically defiling, maintaining on the floor or trampling upon any flag of the United States.”