After reports of a large American flag near Interstate 40 off Pleasant Grove Road was raised upside down Friday, members of the Church at Pleasant Grove, Mt. Juliet city workers and officers worked to fix it.
With the help of a nearby construction crew and church staff, officers were able to lower and ensure the flag flew properly. It was unclear why it was raised improperly.
According to police, a third-party cellular network tower company maintains the flag and was not aware it was raised upside down. Mt. Juliet police extended its appreciation to the citizens who helped the officers lower, fix and raise the flag. According to U.S. Flag Code, ‘The flag should never be displayed with the union down, except as a signal of dire distress in instances of extreme danger to life or property.’