Germantown Woman Told to Remove American Flag

by Blair Evan Ball on August 25, 2011

Affordable Eyecare of Germantown

Dawn is a respectable businesswoman in the Germantown community, and a member of the Germantown Chamber of Commerce. Dawn is seem above in this photograph in the blue dress with her mother, and manager Tiffany. All support this country, the freedoms we enjoy that the military provides, and her demonstration of this is showing the American Flag.

Dawn decided to take a stand. If you don’t stand for something you’ll fall for anything. This news event has hit the national wires on Fox News.

Dawn Kamin said she would expect opposition to the flying of an American flag in more liberal parts of the country – but not the suburbs of Memphis, Tenn.

Kamin said she was ordered to remove an American flag she had posted outside her optometry office.

“I was just appalled,” said Kamin, who runs Affordable Eye Care in Germantown, Tenn. “It’s the American flag. Really?”


This past Monday, members of the military, retired military, freedom riders, and Channel 3 news showed up at 11:00 AM. There was an outpouring of support for the courage Dr. Dawn has shown through all of this, and she never wavered a bit.

Affordable Eyecare Flag Ceremony

The sacrifices that military men, women, and their families make each and everyday to secure our freedom. NEVER FORGET.

We have so much to be thankful for. Take a moment right now to remember them.

American Flag Folding Ceremony

Dr. Dawn Kamin and Mike Matthews Channel 3 News

My father was a SEABEE who was stationed in California and shipped off to Pearl Harbor right after it was bombed. When we talk about HEROES, he was my hero and mentor. No longer with us, he is remembered each day.

Dr. Dawn, your mother, and Tiffany. Thank You for taking a stand for the American Flag, for what you believe in, your values and principals.


C D Lindley August 25, 2011 at 11:44 am

Your story never does indicate “the responsible party” that directed her to remove the flag. i am all for having the flag displayed. I am a veteran myself and proud to have served my country.

The media should go after the individual that made this decision. Let us hear the “rest of the story”.

Blair Evan Ball August 26, 2011 at 9:48 am

CD you are correct. My mistake.
Tesco Properties issued a threatening letter to Dawn telling her to remove the flag by Aug. 22nd. and she would also absorb all the costs associated with doing so, and Tesco would remove the flag themselves. Dawn asked to see the bylaws and Tesco refused, so she procured legal representation. It was then that Tesco agreed to allow her to place a flag holder and fly the flag.

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