Post office in San Francisco's Tenderloin replaces torn, tattered flags

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Wednesday, September 30, 2015
A torn and tattered American flag, pictured left, that was hanging above a post office in San Francisco was replaced, pictured right, on Wednesday, September, 30, 2015.
A torn and tattered American flag, pictured left, that was hanging above a post office in San Francisco was replaced, pictured right, on Wednesday, September, 30, 2015.
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SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- Brand new flags are flying at a post office in San Francisco's Tenderloin.

ABC7 News reporter Lyanne Melendez spent Tuesday looking into accusations that the post office had taken weeks to replace two battered flags, despite complaints from the community.

EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Torn, tattered flags at SF USPS draws complaints

A Muni employee who complained said he was told the flags were on backorder. Then the next day, on Wednesday, ABC7 News returned and found the torn flags had been replaced with brand new ones.

ABC7 News would like to thank Cliff Smethurst for alerting us to this story. If you see news where you live, tag your photos and videos on Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook with #abc7now.