November 18, 2013 9:15 am -

Darren Miller and Dean Patterson were fined for flying nine flags on the roof of their Georgia restaurant. Authorities say the flags violated city of McDonough law.

The owners raised the flags for the U.S., the state of Georgia and all branches of the military three months ago.

But a code enforcement officer considered the flags to be the same as signs – a violation under city law.

The proud Americans believe it is their right to salute the country’s service men and women.

…after airing their grievances on Fox News on Friday, city authorities stepped in to cancel the fine.

City Administrator Frederick Gardiner said the ordinance that classifies the flags as signs is vague and asked for the citation to be dropped.