"Many cities like Statesville have requested that Camping World and Gander Outdoors take down their American flags," said the post, now shared 5,200 times.
"WE WON'T DO IT! Stand with us. This is about more than just the flag. This is about our veterans, military, and the men and women that have sacrificed for this great country. They are the reason we fly the flag and they are the reason we will NOT take it down!" the post says.
As of Tuesday morning, more than 83,000 people had signed the petition, which has a 150,000 signature goal.
Thousands have also commented on Gander RV's defiant Facebook post, and nearly all appear to be supportive of a keeping the flag up — "the bigger the better."
"I don't care if it's large enough to be seen from space! I question the morals and honor of the folks who run the city if they want to enforce this," posted Glen Sexton. "Change your own ordinance because it's ridiculous to start with."
"Someone needs to file a lawsuit against the city for being Anti American," posted Steven Schack on the Gander RV Facebook page. "What is this county coming too! My God!"
"Stand tall, proud, and don't back down to anything or anyone that disapproves of the flying of Old Glory," wrote Haig Zeytoonian. "She was paid for with the blood of millions. God Bless America."
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