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Wells Fargo Bank Orders American Flags Removed From Inside Of Branches

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Stacy James

Stacy James

Stacy is a graduate student at New Mexico State University. She has written research articles and editorial pieces for Military Veteran News and Family Faith News. She is the Assistant Editor at LFN.
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Do you bank with Wells Fargo? You might want to close your accounts after reading this.

Los Lunas, NM: A U.S. flag flies near the Wells Fargo branch in Los Lunas. The stars and stripes used to hang inside the bank, too – but not anymore.

“We have to stand up for what’s right and it’s right to be able to display the flag!” an upset customer said. “Because of someone previously complaining and being offended about the flag being up, they were asked to remove it.”

A Wells Fargo spokesman says they received multiple complaints from people in other states about U.S. flags on display in their banks so they have ordered flags removed at all branches across America.

So, the one here had to come down, as well.

“I’m not really sure why someone would be offended,” the customer said.

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Wells Fargo wouldn’t tell us why customers have been offended by the flags hanging inside.

As of Tuesday, the flag inside the Los Lunas branch had been taken down. It seems the people working there were just as surprised.

“People are just really shocked that in America we would be asked to take down an American flag,” the customer said.

The spokesman says the flag went up before the Fourth of July last year without company approval. They also aim for a ‘”consistent look and feel in all branches,” so the flag idea didn’t fly.

“We need to grow up here a little bit and stop being so offended about every little thing,” the customer added.

The Wells Fargo spokesman also told us that the way the flag was hanging up, with tacks, could be considered disrespectful. He says Wells Fargo will be installing a flag pole outside the Los Lunas branch.

I’ll tell you what’s disrespectful… A company that disrespects our nation and its flag!

Source: KRQE

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193 comments

  1. Anonymous

    I will be closing my accounts if they take the flag down, whether it is inside or outside, that does not matter. This is the USA, and our flag should be flown all over without people complaining. This is the flag of the USA and if they do not like it let them move back to there own country. This is the flag our four fathers fought and our parents and some of our sons and daughters have given their lives to protect our freedom. Put the flag back up and tell them to go back to there country or find a different bank. Wells Fargo has been around for a long time and I cannot believe they would give into this type of pressure and take this countries flag down.

    • Anonymous

      I’m wondering if the hidden agenda is to get people to remove all monies from the bank so that they may file BK or something else; maybe they’re in financial trouble and are trying to shift the blame and the focus. Just a cynical thought. I am thoroughly disgusted by this blanant manevuer of disrespect, and WF succumbing to a bit of pressure. Who’s really behind this?

    • Carolyn Wheeler

      I don’t bank at Wells Fargo but I agree, I would take my money elsewhere, it might offend someone banking there.

    • Anonymous

      A quick Internet search would show this story isn’t true… People were offended because the flag was hung with tacks and not on a pole. It was removed, the branch bought a pole, and now it’s back up. People are so quick to over react… Not everything you read on the Internet is true folks!

      • The Star Spangled Banner that flew over Fort McHenry 200 years ago on September 14, 1814 is sitting in a Display Case, never to be flown on a flag pole. Many High Schools tack the flag on walls of their gym so it can be displayed. This is just some ignorant people nit picking of how the flag is displayed. It is not a disgrace to tack the flag on a wall, but a place of honor, so all Americans can be proud of our National Banner. Lone may it wave and long may it forever be displayed. A Vietnam War Veteran. Those colors do not run and hide, they stand up and fight for Freedom and the American Way.

      • bebop24

        I worked for this incompetent company and did unfortunate business with them before I worked for them because of a death in the family and me being executor. I knew THEN that I wanted nothing to do with this bank because of their ethics. I gave them a chance when they bought out Wachovia, the bank I worked for, and gave a 6 week notice 3 months after the merger. Trust me, what you see here is exactly what you get for an article about this pos company. They deserve all the karma in the world they get for their stupidity and lies. They treat their employees like the top layer of dog $hit and theiry customers like the flies that land on it. They have no idea how to run a company and I would go homeless if they were the only place to work for. I stand by that with total conviction and will never ‘give them a break’. Maybe you should investigate and then react instead of being so naïve.

    • Anonymous

      Blah, blah, blah………the report didn’t mention anything about people from other countries…….so shut it!!!!

    • anonymous

      I an so offended by this. This is AMERICA.. That is our FLAG. It should be displayed in businesses. Also, businesses, should only be speaking ENGLISH!!!!!!! It is not doing any of the immigrants any good to learn the English language if we continue to cater. Why should we have to have everything in other languages? I only hope that when I move to another country they start printing things in English for me. They start catering to me.

    • I totally agree with you! Next thing you know they will be taking down the flag at the White House. These whiners need to get the hell out of this country. I am sick of it. My family has fought for this country as far back as the War of 1812 up to present. Either be proud of USA or get the hell out! Love it or leave it I say. Probably some immigrant started this anyway.

    • Stephanie

      I work for the bank. It’s one article running rampant that is completely tearing apart the reputation of WF. Basically ONE store put up a flag last year around 4th of July and we have policies and regulations for literally everything. All they did was make them take it down and rehang it according to policy. In no way did they make them remove it from the store. It’s a completely false accusation and frankly someone needs to get their ass kicked for starting it. (Not you. Lol. The original poster.)

      • Anonymous

        Well, I’m not moving MY account from WF. Crazy. (And I work at another bank! So I know how these policies work, believe me.) smh

    • they did not make them take it down. the company would not allow them to hand it from the wall with thumb tacks. so they made them hang it properly. i have a friend who works at that branch and thats all it was.

    • This is such a false story. This happened at one bank due to a customer complaining that it was being hung improperly. LOVE how the media runs with falsehoods and then people automatically fall for it without doing ANY research. Sheeples over the cliff!

      UPDATE: KRQE-TV has updated their story and now reports the flag is flying once again inside the Wells Fargo location:

      A U.S. flag that had been taken down at a New Mexico bank, is flying once again.

      According to Wells Fargo officials, the flag that was hanging inside their Los Lunas branch had been taken down because it was displayed incorrectly.

      After complaints from an employee, the flag has been put on a flagstaff and now hangs in the foyer of the bank.

      • Fritz, USMC, SEMPER FI

        Marilyn, I like your comment. Free speech is a wonderful thing. Remember where that free speech came from, the military men and women who died for you to be able to speak freely. When the vets die the American flag is draped over our coffins and presented to the family. Yes, there is certain ways to display the flag. I don’t know if it was a veteran or whoever, it doesn’t really matter. The flag at the bank wasn’t properly hung and should have been taken down. I’ve heard that it was rehung in the proper fashion. There is nothing wrong about someone complaining or making it known on how to correctly hang or display our proud heritage.

      • -A

        I bet it was a veteran or current soldier who complained about the flag being hung inappropriately. I guess these other people don’t care if the flag is hung in a disrespectful way. The reason I said it was probably a veteran because there are many rules and I feel like they would know the rules the best. I really only know of the one that says it cannot touch the ground but I know there are more. People just like to jump to conclusions.

  2. Anonymous

    I think this is outrageous , are they going to fly the Mexican flag , to welcome
    the undocumented coming across the border??

    • Anonymous

      Why do you have to bring undocumented people from Mexico into this?? You’re a dumbass!! Nowhere in the report does it say that they will be flying any other flags from any other countries……and in case you haven’t noticed, there is another border, Canada. People from Canada can be here illegally too; what about undocumented people from China? You racist ass!! STFU!!!

      • Anonymous

        why don’t u stfu they speak English so they should be able to be here either legal or illegally but if from mexico then they need to learn English before they come here

    • Anonymous

      American??? you mean people from the AMERICAN continent. I think illegal immigrants like this country so much that they want to live and raise their kids here. Not all people legal or not show respect for the American flag.

    • Anonymous

      What does that have anything to do with this report!!!??? Idiot! How are you so sure it was illegal immigrants complaining????

  3. At this time any and all American Citizens please exit all Wells Fargo Banks. Take your accounts with you. I also recommend that FDIC coverage ceases. As well as any bail outs we tax payers gave them. They want to be un American and remove our flag from their premises. We will gladly remove American finances from theirs. Plain and simple.

  4. Anonymous

    I do not trade with Wells Fargo. However I think that if someone is offended by the flag. They are free to leave this country ASAP. Wells Fargo is a bank in the USA and should be able to display the flag if they want. Why a company would take down the flag is beyond me. What is next? This the USA it is the flag of this country. Hang it up be proud. Anyone not liking it can get the hell out of the USA . Or shut up.

  5. Anonymous

    FLOOD THE BANK WITH EMAILS PROTESTING THIS. DAMN FREE AMERICANS HAVE THE RIGHT, IF YOU DON’T LIKE
    THE FLAG GET THE HELL OUT OF AMERICA.

  6. who ever asked to remove the FLAG,isn’t an American..That’s it. and idiots like Wells Fargo,listen to these anti-American anti-christ anti-everything assholes.

  7. Anonymous

    Denouncing God, denouncing the American flag, we the people will pay, and pay dearly. The biggest criers will be the ones pushing it

  8. P. FRANCO

    I AM REALLY SO DISTURBED THAT THE BANK TOOK THE FLAG DOWN. WHY WOULD THEY DO THAT AND WHY WOULD AN AMERICAN CITIZEN EVEN COMPLAIN ABOUT IT. IT DOESN’T OFFEND ME. I’M AN AMERICAN CITIZEN AND PROUD TO SEE MY FLAG FLYING EVERY WHERE. IF THIS PERSON WHO COMPLAINED IS FROM A DIFFERENT ETHNIC BACK GROUND THEN IT’S TIME FOR HIM TO LEAVE. HE IS NOT A LOYAL AMERICAN CITIZEN AND IF HE’S AN IMMIGRANT HE STILL WILL NEVER BE A GOOD AMERICAN CITIZEN. THE NEXT THING WILL BE THAT SOMEONE COMPLAINS ABOUT MY FLAG FLYING IN MY FRONT YARD. I WANT TO SEE MORE FLAGS IN FRONT YARDS. I’M GETTING SO DISGUSTED THAT WE’RE RESPONDING TO COMPLAINTS BY OTHER GROUPS HERE IN AMERICA. GET OUT IF YOU DON’T LIKE OUR WAYS.

  9. Anonymous

    Could it be because of the way they disrespected the flag in the way it was displayed? Here is the quote from above “The Wells Fargo spokesman also told us that the way the flag was hanging up, with tacks, could be considered disrespectful.”

    • Anonymous

      I was wondering the same thing. If they buy poles and hang them correctly, that would be a good answer and maybe save their banks

        • Anonymous

          It was only the one branch, not all, and it since been put on a pole as it should have been originally. A quick search searching Google and you could actually find truth.

          • Amanda

            Can you read? The article clearly states that they are installing an appropriate flag pole outside of the branch. If you were to do any research at all the company has no issue with the American flag, but they didn’t agree with the way it was being displayed. Stop being ignorant and read the entire article before running your mouth.

      • Jerry

        I have Mexican friends that even fly the old glory with pride.. If no one wants this flag flown then they should be deported and not be able to return.. We fought for this country we lost no telling how many lives in various wars. And the flag shows our pride and love for our country if no one likes it then they have not lost any loved ones and don’t care about our good old USA. BTW I am a US Vet.. and it flys in my front yard everyday with pride.. Like it or lump it… Citizen of pride USA Number 1

  10. Frederick A. Lang

    I checked with my branch here in Hercules, California and they have not received such a policy nor even heard about the issue. I will be checking back in a few days and it will be an issue weather I stay with the bank.

  11. Merrilee

    Well I am really glad that I paid off that loan at Well Fargo and will be sure to change my Nephews accounts from Well Fargo in Arizona to another bank if there is no flag inside his branch when I am out there next.

  12. Someone is offended, so what, to make an executive decision to remove the United States Flag from your facilities. Who does WF think gave them the right to do business in the country. The US military, from current to veterans. If you are as p-ssed as I am, I am going to close my accounts and sell WF stock. Another example of political correct. Why does this company hoist the Mexican, a muslim country flag etc. This action is BS and a spit in the eye of current members of the military and veterans. STOP DOING BUSINESS WITH WELLS FARGO & CO.

  13. Anonymous

    This is an issue for my family. We are proud to be Americans. We live in the United States of American where we should be able to display our flag. If you came into our country then you should respect us. if we came to your country we should respect your language, your flag and so on so forth. I will keep up on this and if this is a further issue I will take my business else where.

  14. Ken Santomauro

    we are becoming a country of morons . i would love to meet the people who were offended and kick them out of the country in person , or better yet off this planet . sounds like obama power to me .

  15. If someone doesn’t like that Wells Fargo Bank is flying the American flag inside, they should switch banks. Where is the respect for the rest of us? No one is making you do business at Wells Fargo.

    • Bill winters

      Hey Knot Head Janet what kind of respect do you want and who’s the rest of us, sure isn’t Americans.MY MOTTO DON’T LIKE IT HERE GTFO. PERIOD.

  16. Anonymous

    If the flag was shown in a disrespectful manner, then that should have been corrected…not the total removal of the flag.

  17. I see this as the same as ‘certain’ groups being offended where a cross is placed. They aren’t really offended, they just are trying anything they can to destroy the American Pride. No I’m NOT saying a cross shows that. What I am saying is there are lots of people out there doing their best to tear our country apart. All of it by trying to take away our individuality as a nation. We really do need to make sure companies that bow to anti American complaints know first hand how many of US are offended by their lack of support for this country.

  18. Bud Greene

    If you read the entire article, the customer made a remark about the flag because it was hung on the wall with thumb tacks. Wells Fargo stated they would be installing a flag pole outside.

    • They said they would be installing a flag pole outside but they are not actually sure that the complaint was made because of the way it was hung on the wall, the management was just guessing on that part.

    • Anonymous

      If YOU read the article the WF spokesman said he received “multiple complaints” by people being offended by the flag in the building, so he ordered it removed. Later, ANOTHER spokesman said it ‘MAY’ have been because it was displayed with tacks….an obvious attempt to whitewash their action which caused more problems and ‘complaints’ than they expected.

  19. E. Murray

    offended, if your in america you should only be offended if they arent flying our flag! Whats wrong with this country anymore!!!!

  20. Anonymous

    ALL AMERICAN”S ESPECALLY VETS PLEASE CLOSE ALL ACCOUNTS WITH WELLS FARGO. TRANSFERE ALL LOANS AND MORGAGES NOW. LET THEM FLY DAM MEXICAN, OR PACKASTAIN FLAR OR MAYBE A RUSSIAN ONE

  21. Anonymous

    We will be closing out our account at Wells Fargo. They want to be so un-offensive, they have DEFINITELY OFFENDED US! This is the flag of our country and if it offends you, then GETT THE HELL OUT!!

  22. Anonymous

    What kinda s___is this??? Wells Fargo, I can believe you would stop so low. WE ARE AMERICANS!!! WE DISPLAY OUR FLAG IN AMERICA!!!! Maybe losing customers will change your mind. Don’t be intimidated; stand your ground and show that you are a true American…. display the American flag. What is this country coming to!

  23. Anonymous

    Have had multiple accounts with Wells Fargo and its predecessors for many years – but will be closing all very shortly. If Wells Fargo can’t be patriotic then let them live off illegal immigrants!

  24. Anonymous

    I owe you money but I am going to close my accounts. And seeing your no longer American. I will not be paying you . Close your doors and leave my country.

  25. Anonymous

    Won’t be long before they have to close the doors , I think we still outnumber anyone who would be offended by our flag

  26. Anonymous

    thank god i do not do business with wells fargo. the customers that is complaining are illegals so we can see why but when i do not understand is how wells fargo would go along with it. i guess they must be illegal too.

    • Anonymous

      How the fuck do you KNOW that illegals complained, you ignorant ass!! And learn correct grammar, “American”!

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  28. Anonymous

    If they take their flags down for the sake of non Americans they needs to close their doors and move out of this Country this is America and your going to let some foreign jerks tell you what to do Wells Fargo is a big joke glad I do not bank their if I did my account would be closed ASAP.

  29. Anonymous

    Please go back to where you came from. This is America and we should be able to display our flag any where we please.

  30. bud robertson

    these people who come over here and are offendedby things in the usa go away we don’t need you in our country and if you are an American and that flag offends you you can leave to

  31. Anonymous

    It is another sh%&^t in this country. Now the flag, we have the right to show our flag any where, any time any how. Who do not like to see the AMERICAN FLAG display just GET THE FU $%^& get out of here.!!! This is USA.

  32. Michael

    I hope this gets to Well’s Fargo……. Screw you! My wife has an account with you and I’m going to “ask” her to close the account. I don’t need you – you unAmerican commie Bank! and you are in NC!? WHAT A FREAKIN’ DISGRACE! I’ve got more words for you but you don’t deserve the breath it would take!

  33. Jim Freilinger

    Who is Wells Fargo going to listen to- Americans or Non-Americans? In this Country we fly the American Flag. Perhaps it’s time for WF to leave this Country. I’m a Veteran and Highly Offended.

  34. Anonymous

    THIS IS AMERICA AND IF SOMEONE HAS A PROBLEM WITH OUR FREEDOMS ,,THEY NEED TO GO SOMEWHERE ELSE AND LIVE LIKE IRAN OR IRAQ OUR FLAG STANDS FOR FREEDOM ,,,AND COUNTLESS MEN AND WOMEN HAVE DIED FOR OUR CAUSE AND IF I CAN FIGURE OUT A WAY TO CHANGE MY LOAN FROM WELLS FARGO ,,I WILL DO SO ,,,,,,IF U DONT LOVE IT LEAVE IT ,,WE SURE WONT MISS YOU

  35. Captain Art Wilson

    H-mm….who will this one? People closing accounts because the bank is taking down the flags, or the people that don’t like the flags up? Understand this, anything that is written about the proper way to display our country’s flag is strictly a recommendation. It is not a law per se…you can do anything you want with the flag but be prepared for the flack from those that don’t like what you’re doing. Yes…I will be closing all 3 of my accounts with WF.

  36. Anonymous

    If thier reason for this is they didn’t like how it’s displayed,get a pole, and put the flag on it. You don’t remove-see if anybody says anything , then promise a pole.And your handling peoples money?

  37. Anonymous

    This is propaganda bullshit. If they are installing a pole outside for all to see then I am all for it. I do not want to go into a bank thinking I am in some courtroom. What people need to be concerned with is why a communist country owns nearly 20% of our deficit. This is smoke and mirrors bullshit to keep you from seeing the real picture. You scream patriotism and our government is selling our debts to the same type of government that we been fighting since WWII

  38. Ding

    If I am the neighbor of that complainer/s I would petition the whole neighborhood to put up flags like it’s the 4th of July!

  39. wow, tried calling my bank and they that they cannot give an answer, they say it is a grey area and that we have to call corporate to find the answers. I asked if they have a flag in the branch at the moment and they couldn’t answer me. ???? I have to literally walk into a branch to find out if they have a flag and they won’t tell me if they have or are displaying a flag in the branch. ??????? this seems really odd. I said that if I find out that they took it down because of this that I am closing my long time account with them.

  40. Anonymous

    When customers complain about being offended by the American Flag, remind them that this is America, and they are free to leave.

  41. Anonymous

    This is why I’m with bank of america. Bank of American CAN’T REMOVE THE FLAG BECAUSE ITS PART OF THEIR NAME AND LOGO SWITCH NOW. I GET EXCELLENT SERVICE FOR MY BUSINESSES AND PERSONAL!!!!!!

    THEIR ONLINE BANKING UPDATES WAYYY BETTER, FASTER THAN WELLS I”VE HAD WELLS. IT ALWAYS SCREWED ME UP.

  42. Anonymous

    Having our Flag tacked to a wall is disrespectful of its meaning. It should hang or fly. Lets give Wells Fargo a break on this and let them put the flag on a pole the way it deserves to be displayed.

    • I agree with you. If all these people took a moment to read the article it says that they will be installing a pole and hanging it outside. Its sad how people are so quick to judge and jump to conculsions. Let me pose this question since 99% of the comments I am reading are mentioning it, what IF the person(s) we not immigrants? GASP! Everyone loves the USA how can a born and bred American not love Old Glory?! Take a look around people it happens every single day so please instead of showing ignorance by assuming its an immigrant or by assuming Wells Fargo caved maybe we should all try and find out facts first. Its simple to do research instead of reading one post about one bank in little old NM and posting such nasty things. Remember assuming makes an ass out of you and me. Be intelligent here and look into it further before we show our true colors of spouting off hate!

      • Anonymous

        You deserve a round of applause!!! So many of these people don’t know the whole story and are quick to judge; so many ignorant responses.

  43. Anonymous

    just got off the phone with the 1800 number, at first she said that she is just a phone banker and couldn’t tell me anything because she didn’t know, she put me on hold and when she came back on (I recorded it for myself) she said that she was told that all the banks across the US are taking the flags down for remodeling purposes, they said that they are doing it in waves yet they are all down at the same time. I asked if every branch was being remodeled and she said yes and she said that they are finding new placement for the flags, well, I can go into a branch and do that for them and they wouldn’t have to remodel to do that. I told her that I know that was a lie and just something that they are being told to tell the public. I asked when the flags would be put back and she couldn’t give me an answer. hmmmmm…seems strange.

  44. anonymous

    Several years ago, Wells Fargo stopped allowing Christmas trees to be displayed in their lobbies….now it’s the US flag. What next???

  45. I’ve already changed banks. WF charges more than any other bank. I’m sick of all this Obama BS. First they take away prayer in schools, pledge of allegance and now the flag? Get out of our country. We are free for a reason! We have fought for freedom……don’t like it? Get the h…….out!!!!!!!

  46. anonymous

    I agree with all of the other replies I’ve read. My husband, son and myself did not put ourselfs in harms way as members of the greatest militaries(Air Force and Army) in the world defending the flag and our county to have a company like Wells Fargo disrespect it. I’d like to know who complained. If they are an American citizen, then perhaps they should go somewhere where Old Glory is not on display. If that person is not an American citizen, then they need to leave this country and go back to where they came from and tell their government to take down its flag because they are offended by it. Wells Fargo, if you want to keep your business, you’d better put the flag back up.

  47. Anonymous

    I will be changing Banks. WF should take a closer look at what they are doing, keep our flag inside and out. I fly a flag all the time. Don’t like leave

  48. penny

    I’m offended it was removed and I demand it be displayed! Inside and outside, I bank with wells fargo and if they choose to remove it here in Texas . I WILL be moving my account!
    Stand up for the USA!

  49. Anonymous

    Good grief~ is this because of the Mexican/American flags on shirts conflict that happened in CA last week? Stand up, people!

  50. Anonymous

    A Wells Fargo spokesman says they received multiple complaints from people in other states about U.S. flags on display in their banks so they have ordered flags removed at all branches across America.

    So, the one here had to come down, as well.

    this is just not in NM……

  51. Steve

    Why is it that the identity of the people who are offended is always hidden? And out of the hundreds of people who bank here, how many complaints were actually received? Another question – they said that complaints from other states had been received? What’s that about? People from other states that don’t bank at this branch are complaining? Wells Fargo should take a big hit on this one. People need to seriously boycott WF and make them feel the sting of their actions. This is all about what some many of the other respondents have been saying. This is just the bloodletting of America. America is being torn to shreds but those tiny bites are adding up to a lot of blood loss for this country. The speed at which this country is being torn apart is gaining speed month after month.

  52. Anonymous

    Not surprising really since some American students are not allowed to wear clothing with the US flag on it! Get out of America ifnyou don’t like it! We need to get America back folks and the only way to do it is to take a stand for our Freedom! I love my country, not proud of the leadership!

  53. Anonymous

    I see a lot of people overreacting. They took the apparently improper hanging flag down, so what! The Manager said they would be installing a flagpole outside to hang a new US flag. That’s where the flag should be hanging at a business, on a pole. This coming from a 26+ year Air Force member and still serving.

  54. Anonymous

    It is about time for the Americans to stand up and be offended at the people that get offended by what we have grown up with and now these people want us to change it because they came to this country and now are offended. Kick Their Fn asses out.

  55. I don’t on everybody’s bandwagon without investigating. If people want to complain to a business about their practices, then only written complaints should be acted upon and the complaints should be open to the public or to the media for research purposes. There is no laws mandating a business to have a US or State flag.

  56. Kathleen

    Unfortunately I can’t refinance my car for a few more months, but you can bet your ass as soon as possible I will be refinancing with my local credit union!

  57. Wells Fargo posted something on their Facebook page, totally denying what this video is saying. Now they weren’t getting any complaints, they just took the flag down temporarily.

  58. Daryl

    It’s unbelievable how many people here are unable to read an article and understand what’s being said, it clearly says that the flag was not properly displayed nowhere in this article it’s said about an illegal immigrant was offended by It and not only illegal but mexican according to someone’s comment I mean why jump to the conclusion that illegal=to mexican, I think it’s a shame thatthe US has to change so many things to satisfy other people I think no one is forcing anyone to stay here so if anyone has to change or adapt is the people who cpme to live here, first thing is learn the language and not make a fuss about customs and beliefs that were already established in this country, and if they find this offensive then maybe the United states of America is not the place for them, and by the way I found this article very confusing and not well written, so before you start closing accounts better check the true facts to this story

  59. Anonymous

    Well if that bank is in America and you live in America learn to love it or get out! I am ashamed of Wells Fargo! Will be moving my account! Just can’t believe the maturity level of some people!! Get a life already!

  60. Anonymous

    Daryl you are correct.
    this whole thing is b******* I work for WF and we display our flag outside where it is suppose to be everyday. Flags are to be flown not pinned to the wall!!!

    • Anonymous

      I AM SORRY, LOOK AT ALL THE GOVT BUILDINGS THAT HAVE FLAHS INSIDE. A POPER FLAG CAN BE HUNG INSIDE AS LONG AD THE FIELD IS ON THE LEFT.

  61. Anonymous

    this is the USA , not Iraq , not mexico , or any other country , the USA ,. THAT IS THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA ! THATS RIGHT , THE USA. MAYBE THESE PEOPLE SHOULD GO BACK TO WHERE THEY CAME FROM, AND LEAVE US ALONE

    AND MAYBE THEY SHOULD TAKE WELLS FARGO WITH THEM

    • Anonymous

      What if the people who complained where American and they didn’t like the way the flag was displayed?? Where the fuck are they supposed to go?? Moron!

  62. To bad nobody at corporate will read these reply’s! No matter how much you scream, yell or stomp your feet – corporate will do what they want – so much for ‘big business’ – Just saying . . .

  63. Anonymous

    I agree there are right ways to display our flags even in side i remember our flags in the school class rooms they had our flagd that you screwed a flag holder into the wall and the flag was mounted on a small pole which slipped into the holder on the wall yes wells fargo should have done this just keep your eyes open next the white house will be taking down the emblem of us president and american bald eagle withnthe american flag

  64. Anonymous

    This is so sad. What will be taken away from us next, I am a offended so many people who are not Americans citizens come here and take out jobs get benefits and won’t dress like American citizens, get welfare and drive big cars, and you are offended by our flag, then just leave see how good you have it in your country.

  65. keggerkev

    simple answer is if I own the company and want to hang an American flag and a customer complained about it I would tell them bye and its is getting bad if in America you can be forced to take down an American flag no disrespect to anyones country but in America in public the ONLY FLAG THAT SHOULD BE WAVING SHOULD BE AMERICAN [ with maybe only other goverments embassy’s and the u.n.trhe exceptions}

  66. Deb

    I am a customer of Wells Fargo and find this very disturbing. They have always been an excellent company to do business with. I will go tomorrow and voice my displeasure in their decision to remove our flag from their property. Also, I’m sure there is a way to get our opinions to their corporate levels. Just a matter of looking it up. If they don’t reverse the decision I will also close my account.

  67. Anonymous

    They did it because “ONE” customer (who was probably a terrorist, and should investigate) was offended. Well, I feel offended that Wells Fargo doesn’t give me a cool million dollars for being a loyal customer since before 1980.. just because i feel they should. Well Shouldn’t they deposit that amount for me.. Since i am “OFFENDED”???? What’s the difference?

  68. Anonymous

    I Live in Los Lunas and go to Wells Fargo almost everyday for work related transactions. Once again the sheep believe everything the media told them. Let’s set the record straight they only took the flag down inside because of the way it was tacked to the wall and customers thought it was disrespectful to display the flag like that instead of the traditional way on a flag pole so they respected the request of putting it outside on a flag pole and some jerk off decided to blow this story out of proportion with the social networks as well as the wolf media.

  69. Carolyn

    Walk in, stand in the middle of the lobby, annouce you are closing your WF account because they dont like the American flag. Add that your new bank will be Bank of America!

  70. Deb

    You really need to check your facts before you misjudge a business or person. I checked with Wells Fargo and they are not removing their flags. It was only the one and that was just temporarily until it could be hung properly.

  71. Chris

    A number of you have reached out to us here on our Facebook page with questions and comments about a situation in one of our New Mexico stores involving the U.S. flag. We’d like to clarify a few things. We did not receive any complaints from customers regarding the presence of the flag inside the store. During a routine visit to the store, one of our property managers noticed the flag and provided feedback to the store manager about displaying the flag in a more appropriate manner. Our store team temporarily took the flag off of display, and we’re happy to report that the flag now stands proudly near the entrance to the store.

    We are proud to display the U.S. flag at many of our locations, and we have standards of how to display the flag with the appropriate respect. In this case, we made a simple change to adhere more closely to those standards.

  72. Anonymous

    I DONT GIVE A SHIT WHO COMPLAINS. THIS IS AMERICA, YOU DONT LIKE OUR COUNTRY THEN GET THE FUCK OUT OF IT AND TAKE THAT SO CALLED PRESIDENT WITH YOU BECAUSE HE IS READY TO START WORLD WAR 3

  73. I don’t bank with them and wouldn’t if they were the only bank because of their giving loans to buy houses to illegals and other things but if they can’t allow the flag to be up and in plain sight then they need to get the hell out of America the greatest country in the world.

    • Anonymous

      You’re an idiot. This story is about the flag being taken down because some people found that the way it was displayed was offensive, where the hell did the story mention anything about illegals??? Grow up!!

  74. Claudia Robinson

    I’m looking for another Bank. I need to move my mortgage $40.000, and my checking acct, and savings acct.

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  76. Anonymous

    Wait a minute! Maybe they should take down the flag if it wasn’t displayed properly, or just tacked up on a wall. They aren’t against flying Old Glory; they just want to make sure it’s flown right and with the dignity she deserves.
    They are putting up new flagpoles outside. God bless America.

  77. Anonymous

    Obviously Stacy James didn’t do her homework. The flag was removed because it was hanging on a wall with thumbtacks. The customers that complained were not complaining about the fact that the American flag was being displayed it was a complaint about the way it was being displayed. The branch purchased a flag staff and the flag is now being displayed with the respect it deserves. So in other words do not believe everything you read on the internet.

  78. Anonymous

    I quit banking there long ago. They don’t give a crap about this country or it’s people. Just thier profits.

  79. Anonymous

    if nails or tape was all I had to hang my flag with,i would use it.because I am proud to b an American an at least it shows I am proud an loud about it !!! I DO RESEPCT OUR FLAG , !!!!!

    that’s how I feel. GOD BLESS THE U.S.A.

  80. Proud American

    Well, the article’s author succeeded in getting people riled up. To display the American Flag in any way that would cause damage to the material (tacks) or that doesn’t allow it to hang freely is actually against our government’s guidelines for hanging/displaying our flag. One could actually argue that the person who chose to hang the flag with complete disregard for our country’s rules and regulations established to show pride in our nation’s symbol was the one to whom we should show offense. The Wells Fargo corporation (for those of you too lazy to read more than just this article) understood this and has provided the branch with a pole onto which the flag can be properly and respectfully displayed. If you want to tell people to “go back where they came from,” because surely it was an illegal immigrant who was offended, learn some basic facts about your OWN country, the good ole US of A, first!

  81. Anonymous

    Do your research people! The flag was displayed incorrectly so they took it down and re hung it . Gotta stop believing what you read in these half assed news sites

  82. Anonymous

    Stop believing everything on net the flag is up. At the branch I do business with they fly the Stars and Stripes, plus the Texas flag. Don’t be sheep and look into things. Just my 2 cents!!!

  83. Perhaps – if any of you fine Americans read the article instead of running down the street with ‘the sky is falling’.

    Wells Fargo put up the flag INAPPROPRIATELY and doing so DISRESPECTED the flag.

    They are CORRECTING that and making the display LEGAL and RESPECTFUL of our flag

    Where were you when they put it up wrong in the first place ??

  84. Cindy Nichols

    If it’s about being displayed improperly then display it properly. This is still America right? I love the American like Mexicans love their Mexican flag and other nations love their flag. Grow up and be patriotic for the men and women who serve and protect us so we can stay The United States of America!

  85. Anonymous

    They are taking down a flag that was pinned to a wall, and replacing it with a flag pole outside of the bank. Flags are not meant to be pinned to a wall.

  86. Anonymous

    What………… Amazes me is no one can see into the very close near future …especially as to all the changes and restrictions the President has been making to ever one of our RIGHTS including changing the US Contusion ……This president was put into this presidency for a REASON ……..and so far ever thing appears to falling right into place …It all started with the acceptation of HIS FAKE Birth certificate……and just keeps snow balling right down the road ………….THIS ,Lying , Muslin , Terrorist……..should never been allowed to even run for the presently. Let alone WIN ………..This is a master plan on DESTROYING the country from the inside out starting with disarming every American .then crumbling the economy…to be able to control us and watch us in every thing we do…..It’s such a shame to just allow this Mother Fucker to ………..walk all over what OUR Father , Grand Fathers and Great Grand Fathers Fought and Died for …………….WE NEED TO STAND UP …….AND REMOVE HIM at once……..But Money controls the hypocrites ,back stabbing , cut throat Politicians ………The end of America as we all know it is coming to an END ………

  87. Anonymous

    I CAN’T BELIVE THIS WHAT IS AMERICA COMMING TO FIRST GOD IS TAKEN OUT OF SCHOOLS NOW OUR FLAG WHAT IS NEXT????

    • Anonymous

      Lol it’s so funny how people believe what they read!!! They are not taking the flags out of wells fargos how about when you actually see it with your own eyes then start judging

    • Anonymous

      First god is taken out of schools? LOL…….when was that, 1961? Oy vey. Next thing you know, they’re gonna be fluoridating the water!

  88. Debra Reed

    I can’t believe this is happening! We have every right to fly the American flag because it’s our nation, our freedom to do so. We live here, it’s the American thing to do! Stop appeasing everyone who it offends!

  89. Dan

    WF is just one company that falls by the way. Try the Mayo Clinic in Rochester MN. Employees can not display the American Flag. One employee had a little tooth pick flag in her flower pot on her desk and was told to remove it because it might offend some one. If she did not remove it she would loose her job immediately. Thank you Mayo Clinic for showing your real colors.

  90. Eean

    This is completely false. I manage a Wells Fargo Bank branch. We have not been ordered to take any flags down. We are proud to serve and salute! We proudly flybthe flag in our branch.

  91. Anonymous

    Your bank is in AMERICA!!!! What is wrong with you people, the flag has always flew in America. If you customers don’t like it tell them to go to another UN-AMERICAN bank. Wells Fargo if you take down our American flag, you can fine your self other customers. I will not only close our accounts, but I will also take our home mortgage out of your bank. I know one person does not matter to your big bank it is just the point.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  92. jon

    this is the land of the free my family meber who are and have been in the arm focre give evry thing for that flag if you dont like go back to where the hell you came from this is the land of the free

  93. Anonymous

    The majority of our flags are not made in the US, however flags on military bases must be made in the US. All of our flags should be made in the US and your flags should be hanging properly! If they are hung with tacks take them down and put them on a pole, don’t remove them completely. Shame on you Wells Fargo!

  94. It seems to me that real Americans would rally to the flag and by taking down our symbol of freedom which so many have fought and died for, it would be a slap in the face to all real Americans. Do other countries give in to a few individuals who don’t believe in their flag? Would that happen in Russia? Get real Wells Fargo and wake up. Please don’t dishonor this country.

  95. Jimmy

    This article is completely misleading. According to the article’s source report from KRQE News 13, quote “UPDATE – 3/28/14

    LOS LUNAS, N.M. (KRQE) – A U.S. flag that had been taken down at a New Mexico bank, is flying once again.

    According to Wells Fargo officials, the flag that was hanging inside their Los Lunas branch had been taken down because it was displayed incorrectly.

    After complaints from an employee, the flag has been put on a flagstaff and now hangs in the foyer of the bank.

    Original Story – 3/26/14

    A local bank is getting some flak for taking down an American flag.

    It had been hanging inside the bank for nine months and then a few people complained about it, calling it offensive.

    A U.S. flag flies near the Wells Fargo branch in Los Lunas. The stars and stripes used to hang inside the bank, too – but not anymore.

    “We have to stand up for what’s right and it’s right to be able to display the flag!” an upset customer said. “Because of someone previously complaining and being offended about the flag being up, they were asked to remove it.”

    As of Tuesday, the flag inside the Los Lunas branch had been taken down. It seems the people working there were just as surprised.

    “People are just really shocked that in America we would be asked to take down an American flag,” the customer said.

    The spokesman says the flag went up before the Fourth of July last year without company approval. They also aim for a ‘”consistent look and feel in all branches,” so the flag idea didn’t fly.

    “We need to grow up here a little bit and stop being so offended about every little thing,” the customer added.

    The Wells Fargo spokesman also told us that the way the flag was hanging up, with tacks, could be considered disrespectful. He says Wells Fargo will be installing a flag pole outside the Los Lunas branch.” THE FLAG WAS HANGING UP BY TACKS. TACKS. T-A-C-K-S. AN EMPLOYEE OF THE BANK IS THE ONE WHO COMPLAINED THAT IT WAS BEING DISPLAYED DISRESPECTFULLY ALONG WITH SOME CUSTOMERS. IT WAS NOT A CHANGE IN CORPORATE POLICY. THE FLAG IS NOW BEING DISPLAYED PROPERLY ON A FLAGPOLE. THE GROUP POSTING THIS ON FACEBOOK IS A RIGHT WING GROUP TRYING TO PROMOTE HATE, INTOLERANCE, AND DISCRIMINATION BY DISTORTING FACTS. THE KRQE ARTICLE IS HERE. http://krqe.com/…/customers-offended-u-s-flag-removed…/

  96. Kelly Mc

    I have financing of my truck here… I am seeking another loan to let true Americans make the money on my loan. -A disgusted 20 year US Army veteran.

  97. Keith

    Keep the flag up. If people do not like it, tell them to go pound sand up their ass ! This is America , and we do not have to put up with non- patriot assholes.

  98. Fritz

    Wake up folks. The flag was not properly displayed. Good, someone complained and they took it down and hung it properly. What is all the ruckus about? If your going to hand the American flag, do it properly or don’t put it up. To many business’s hang the flag on telephone poles for the 4th of July to promote sales. I saw this in Arkansas one year and complained when I saw the flag nailed to a telephone pole with no light on it. It was taken down the same day when I complained to the owner, she wasn’t happy about me. To bad, I fought for this country and it should put properly.
    The whole story would really be nice before everyone goes off half cocked………….

  99. The Flag was only taken down becuase it was being displayed incorrectly their are lawas that govern how the US Flag can be displayed. They took it down to make the proper adjustments to display the flag respectfully.

  100. How about some facts and truth?

    This story is false. One bank took the flag down due to a customer complaint that it wasn’t being properly displayed.

    UPDATE: KRQE-TV has updated their story and now reports the flag is flying once again inside the Wells Fargo location:

    A U.S. flag that had been taken down at a New Mexico bank, is flying once again.

    According to Wells Fargo officials, the flag that was hanging inside their Los Lunas branch had been taken down because it was displayed incorrectly.

    After complaints from an employee, the flag has been put on a flagstaff and now hangs in the foyer of the bank.

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